India and Myanmar have signed a MoU on defence co-operation. The MoU was signed in New Delhi yesterday after the talks between Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Defence Ministry in a release said, the talks were aimed at enhancing defence co-operation, review joint exercises and training provided to Myanmar Defence Services. It also aims to strengthen maritime security by joint surveillance and capacity building, medical co-operation, pollution response and for developing new infrastructure.
India and Myanmar have in the past co-operated closely on matters of security. Myanmar’s army has joined forces with the Indian army on several occasions to root out anti-India insurgent groups targeting India’s northeast from bases inside Myanmar.