Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir delivered to Myanmar Navy

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Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir delivered to Myanmar Navy

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • India will be delivering a Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy as part of defence cooperation.
  • This will be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy.

Key takeaways 

  • Cooperation in the maritime domain is an important part of India’s enhanced engagement with Myanmar. 
  • It is in accordance with India’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and in line with build capacities and self-reliance in all the neighbouring countries.

Do you know? 

  • Myanmar is one of India’s strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-kilometer-long border with a number of north-eastern states of India.
  • Kilo class refers to diesel-electric attack submarines that were designed and built in the Soviet Union.

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