India To Deliver Myanmar Navy’s First Submarine

The INS Sindhuvir is a Kilo Class Submarine that will be leased out to Myanmar by India as a step to strengthen relations with neighboring countries

Raghav N

October 16, 2020

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In a step towards strengthening defence cooperation with neighboring countries, India will deliver the INS Sindhuvir submarine to Myanmar.

Described as a diesel electric Kilo Class machine, it will be given on a lease to Myanmar. According to Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, this will be the first submarine of Myanmar Navy and this initiative is in agreement with India’s vision of SAGAR- Security And Growth for All in the Region. He also added that this is the way towards building capacities and self-reliance in all the adjoining nations.

The submarine was first commissioned in India in August 1988 and has since been in active service. It has an endurance capability of up to 45 days with a crew capacity of 52 people. It is 238 feet in length.

India has been on a mission to manufacture indigenous equipment to enhance defence capabilities. In July, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had banned the import of 101 military gear staring from December as a step to encourage the home production of these materials.

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