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India Offers Enhanced Military Assistance to Burma

30 July 2013

India has agreed to help Burma build offshore-patrol vessels (OPVs) and will increase training of Burma’s military, following a visit by Burmese military officials to New Delhi on Monday, the Time of India reported. Citing the two nations’ close proximity and their shared land and maritime borders, India’s chief Admiral D.K. Joshi said the Indian Navy looked forward to taking the “existing excellent relations to the next level.” The training will reportedly include a doubling of the number of Burmese military officers trained by India, from the current 50 positions offered at present.