Two Indian warships call at Myanmar port

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Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 17 (IANS) Two Indian Navy warships have called at Myanmar’s International Terminals Thilawa in Yangon, an official report said on Wednesday.

The vessels, INS Saryu and INS Bitra, which arrived at the Yangon port on Tuesday, between them carry 174 officers and crew members, Xinhua reported.

The visit of the two ships, set to stay in Myanmar till Thursday, came after that of an Indian Coast Guard vessel in mid-January.

That ship, designed to carry a Chetak helicopter, was regularly undertaking anti- smuggling, anti-poaching patrol in addition to tasks related to preservation and protection of marine environment and search and rescue at sea.

An Indian Navy ship had previously called at Yangon in May 2015.

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