India, Myanmar sign defence cooperation agreement

NEW DELHI: India and Myanmar on Monday signed a defence co-operation agreement providing for boosting military engagement between the two countries.

The pact was inked after Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held extensive talks with Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik.

Hlaing, accompanied by a high-level delegation from the Myanmar Defence Services, also met Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

Officials said the talks were aimed at enhancing the overall defence co-operation, including strengthening training being provided to Myanmar defence personnel by India. (AGENCIES)