Red carpet rollout for Myanmarese naval chief, meets DefSec & chiefs of Army, Navy & IAF in South Block. Will also visit key commands


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Vice Admiral Thura Thet Swe, Commander-In-Chief Myanmar Navy, commenced a four day visit to India by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti this morning. The Admiral was received by Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of Naval Staff at the South Block lawns, where he inspected a Guard of Honour.

Admiral Thet Swe called on Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of Naval Staff, and discussed various proposals to further strengthen the Navy-to-Navy cooperation in operations, training and materiel support and take the existing relationship to another plane and promote capacity building and capability enhancement.

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Interacting with media at the lawns of the South Block, Admiral Joshi said “Myanmar is one of our closest neighbours. We share a land border as well as a maritime border with them. On the Navy-to-Navy front we have had extremely cordial relations.” Admiral Joshi added that the Indian Navy was looking forward to taking the existing excellent interaction to the next level. Admiral Thet Swe reemphasised the special relationship between the Myanmar Navy and the Indian Navy.

Admiral Thet Swe also called on General Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff, Shri RK Mathur Defence Secretary and Air Marshal Arup Raha, Vice Chief of Air Staff.

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Admiral Thet Swe will be visiting the Southern Naval Command over 30 th and 31 st July, where he will be visiting various naval training schools and facilities in Kochi. The Admiral is scheduled to visit the Eastern Naval Command on 31 st July.

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