31 July 2019 | Get In Lamka
India is set to hand over to Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent across this year after being refitted indigenously, The Economic Times reported.
The INS Sindhuvir will be used by the Myanmar Navy — which is looking at acquiring its own submarine fleet in the coming years — for training purposes.
The Kilo class submarine, bought from Russia in the 1980s, is currently being modernised by the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Vizag.
The transfer of the submarine is likely to take place with a line of credit (LoC) that has been extended by India to Myanmar for enhancing military capability.