India to supply lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar


Myanmar navy ships are seen near Haigyi island, Nga Pu Taw Township, Irrawaddy Division. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

India has agreed to supply lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a US$ 37.9 million-contract which is said to be evidence of a growing arms race between Myanmar and Bangladesh, sputniknews.com reported on 27 March. The torpedoes will be manufactured by government-owned Bharat Dynamics and private company L&T.

Earlier this month, the Indian Navy had accepted a proposal of the Myanmar Navy to train their personnel and set up meteorological facilities.

​In recent years, India successfully entered the Myanmar naval recapitalization bid which was dominated by China. India has supplied HMS-X hull-mounted sonar and radar for Myanmar's Kyan Sittha-class frigates. It also provides night-vision devices, bailey bridges, rocket launchers, mortars, rifles, communication and Inmarsat sets to the armed forces of Myanmar, the report said.

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