Myanmar Navy ships UMS King Sin Phyu Shin commanded by Commander Aung Myo Hlaing and UMS Inlay commanded by Commander Khin Zaw arrived at Port Blair on March 13 to participate in the 6th edition of Indo-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol Exercise (IMCOR) scheduled from March 14-18.
The aim of IMCOR is to foster strong ties between the two navies and to address issues of terrorism, illegal fishing, drug and human trafficking, poaching and other illegal activities inimical to the interests of both nations. Commodore Kyaw Shwe Tun, Commander of Panmawaddy Naval Region Command of Myanmar Navy, Senior Officer, Myanmar delegation called on Chief of Staff Major General PS Sai and Naval Component Commander of Andaman and Nicobar Command Commodore Ashotosh Ridhorkar. The ships were accorded a warm welcome on their arrival at Port Blair with Indian Navy band playing fanfare and martial tunes. A number of activities were conducted for the visiting crew, which included professional interactions, reception and a friendly volley ball match.