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Burma, India Navies to Conduct Joint Patrol

10 February 2014

The navies of Burma and India are planning to carry out a joint patrol of the international maritime boundary line near the Coco Islands, reports The Hindu. Before the patrol begins, the crews of two Burmese navy vessels, the UMS King Aungzeya and the UMS Anawrahta, will receive a few days training in Port Blair, the capital of the Anadaman and Nicobar Islands, the report said. The patrol follows the completion on Sunday of the India-led Milan naval exercise, which Burma joined as one of 16 guest participants for the first time. Although most of the Andaman island chain belongs to India, the Coco Islands are administered as part of Burma’s Rangoon Division.