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With an eye on China, India gifts a used submarine to Myanmar

The Indian Navy has operated INS Sindhuvir, a Soviet-origin Kilo-class submarine, since 1988

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India China relations | India-Myanmar | Submarine

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

INS Khanderi, the Navy’s second Scorpene submarine, which Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned in Mumbai on Saturday
Last year, India supplied the Myanmar navy with Shyena light torpedoes built by Bharat Dynamics Ltd

With New Delhi’s announcement on Thursday of the gift of a used to Myanmar, India has played a high card in its long-running competition with Beijing for influence in that country.

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First Published: Fri, October 16 2020. 00:18 IST