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With an eye fixed on China, India arms over submarine to Myanmar | India Information – #NewsEverything #AllIndia

NEW DELHI: In a significant transfer that comes amidst the continued army confrontation in jap Ladakh, India has handed over one in every of its diesel-electric submarines to Myanmar to counter China’s strategic inroads within the area.
Myanmar has commissioned the three,000-tonne submarine INS Sindhuvir, rechristening it UMS Min Ye Thein Kha Thu, and even deployed it in the course of the nation’s “Bandoola” fleet train, which was inspected by commander-in-chief Senior Common Min Aung Hlaing on Thursday.
TOI in December final yr had reported that each one decks had been cleared for Myanmar to fee INS Sindhuvir, with its sailors set to coach within the advanced artwork underwater fight operations on the submarine from March-April onwards this yr.
The exterior affairs ministry on Thursday formally introduced the choice to ship INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar. The Russian-origin submarine is 31 years previous however underwent an in depth refit and modernization improve on the Hindustan Shipyard Restricted in Visakhapatnam final yr.
“Cooperation within the maritime area is part of our numerous and enhanced engagement with Myanmar. That is in accordance with our imaginative and prescient of SAGAR – Safety and Development for All within the Area, and in addition according to our dedication to construct capacities and self-reliance in all our neighbouring nations,” mentioned MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
The announcement got here after Military Chief Common M M Naravane and international secretary Harsh Shringla visited Myanmar on October 4-5. India has already equipped all kinds of army {hardware} and software program to Myanmar, which ranges from Islander maritime patrol plane, naval gun-boats, lightweight torpedoes and radars to 105mm gentle artillery weapons, mortars, night-vision gadgets, grenade-launchers and rifles, as earlier reported by TOI.
The submarine switch is critical within the backdrop of China supplying two Ming-class diesel-electric submarines to Bangladesh in 2016. It’ll additionally ship a Yuan-class submarine to Thailand in 2023, with two extra to comply with.
China, after all, can be going to produce Pakistan with eight Yuan-class diesel-electric submarines with air-independent propulsion for better underwater endurance, 4 Kind-054A multi-role stealth frigates and different naval platforms and weapons beneath offers price over $7 billion from subsequent yr onwards.
India, after all, can not match China, each by way of financial muscle in addition to a robust home defence manufacturing base. However New Delhi has slowly and steadily cranked up army ties with nations like Myanmar, which is the one ASEAN nation with which India shares a 1,643-km land in addition to a maritime border.
India now additionally often holds workouts, coordinated naval patrols and service-to-service workers talks with Myanmar. The Indian Navy has additionally been coaching Myanmar’s sailors at its submarine faculty INS Satavahana at Vizag in addition to sending “cell coaching groups” to Yangon for the final couple of years.
The armies from the 2 nations have additionally labored carefully to smash a number of rebel working bases and apprehended dozens of militants alongside their borders beneath “Operation Dawn” since January this yr, as earlier reported by TOI.

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