MoU signed between India and Myanmar

Published on July 31, 2019
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

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