India, Myanmar enjoy closer ties

New Delhi and Naypyidaw sign an agreement to formalize a key aspect of their ongoing maritime cooperation.

India, Myanmar Ink New Naval Patrol Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran

Last week, India and Myanmar inked an agreement to facilitate coordinated patrols among them.

On February 16, the navies of the two countries signed the standard operating procedure (SOP) for India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol (IMCOR) at the Tri-Service Headquarters in Port Blair at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the fourth iteration of their coordinated patrols. The agreement was signed by Commodore Atul Anand VSM from the Indian Navy and Commodore Aung Zaw Hlaing from the Myanmar Navy in the presence of Gautam Mukhopayhaya, India’s ambassador to Myanmar.

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