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MoU signed between India and Myanmar

Current context: Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik signed MOUs with Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of Defence forces, Min Aung Hlaing.
MoU signed between India and Myanmar
  • The defence cooperation agreement was made on strengthening maritime security through joint surveillance, reviewing joint exercises and training provided to Myanmar Defence Services in India and developing new infrastructure.
  • Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Of Myanmar, was currently on an official visit to India from 25 July to 2 August 2019.
  • India has steadily increased defence co-operation with Myanmar in recent years as it is a key pillar of India’s Act East Policy towards prioritising relations with its East Asian neighbours.
  • India and Myanmar have co-operated closely on matters of security in the past. Both the armies have joined each other on several occasions to root out anti-India insurgent groups.
  • Indian and Myanmar armies busted camps of insurgent groups in Myanmar by carrying out two phases of 'Operation Sunrise' this year.
  • Myanmar’s Capital is Naypyitaw.
  • The currency of Myanmar is Burmese kyat.


Q.1 India has recently signed MoU on defence with?
a. Sri Lanka
b. Myanmar
c. Bangladesh
d. Maldives
MoU signed between India and Myanmar MoU signed between India and Myanmar Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 31, 2019 Rating: 5

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