Myanmar Navy Chief given Guard of Honour in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Navy, Vice Admiral Nyan Tun was given the Guard of Honour in the capital on Monday.

The head of Myanmar's Navy is on an official visit to India.

During his visit, Vice Admiral Nyan Tun is scheduled to meet Defence Minister A.K. Antony along with Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor, the Indian Navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma, and the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal P.K. Barbora today.

Tun arrived in the capital on Saturday (Feb. 20) and will remain here till Thursday (Feb. 25).

India shares a 1,645-kilometre border in its east with Myanmar.

Myanmar recently took part in the 13-nation 'Milan 2010', a biennial meeting of navies from South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.

The five-day event, which was hosted by India, commenced on February 5 at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Navies from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam took part in the event.

Defying concerns over China's naval expansion and its growing influence in the region, India's Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, has repeatedly stated the Milan group is not a security bloc.

India is also seeking Myanmar's help in combating insurgent groups that have bases in Myanmar, and hopes that cross-border trade will boost the economy of its troubled and isolated northeast region. (ANI)

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