SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
Battleships from Myanmar have arrived at Vishakhapatnam to take part in India and Myanmar Navy Exercise 2018 (IMNEX-18). The exercise is being held off the eastern coast of India.
The exercise will be carried out in two phases namely the harbour phase (25th-30th March) and the sea phase (31st March-3rd April) UMS King Sin Phyu Shin (Frigate) and UMS Inlay (Off-shore patrol vessel) are the two Myanmarese navy battleships that are taking part in the joint exercise.
The exercise is aimed at strengthening professional interaction between the two navies, both in harbour and at sea. This will kick-start the process of attaining interoperability between the two navies. The Myanmar navy had also participated in the recently concluded MILAN-18 maritime exercise at Port Blair.
The Indian Navy would be represented by INS Sahyadri (Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Stealth Frigate), INS Kamorta (ASW stealth Corvette), a Chetak helicopter, two Hawk advanced jet trainer aircrafts and a submarine.
The harbour phase encompasses briefings, practical demonstrations, professional discussions, social interactions, cross-deck visits and sports fixtures. The Sea Phase will include complex operations including Fleet manoeuvres, gun firings as well as coordinated anti-submarine exercises.