New Delhi [India], Nov.2 : Indian Naval Ships Tir and Sujata, along with Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, comprising the 1st Training Squadron are visiting Yangon, Myanmar from November 2 to November 6 as part of their Overseas Deployment during Autumn Term 16.
Senior Officer of the 1st Training Squadron, Captain D J Revar, is embarked on board INS Tir. The Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba is also on an official visit to Myanmar during the visit of the training squadron.
India and Myanmar have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years.
Visits by ships to each other's countries as well as Co-ordinated Patrols (CORPATs) provide opportunities for extensive operational and training engagements and contributes to the maintenance of good order at sea.
The present deployment of the training squadron to Yangon would further cement the close relations between the two nations and the two navies.
The First Training Squadron forms part of Southern Naval Command (SNC) and comprises Indian Naval Ships Tir, Shardul, Sujata, ICGS Varuna and two Sail Training Ships Sudarshini and Tarangini, all of which have been built in India.
The primary aim of the squadron is to impart training to naval and coast guard trainees, with a 24 weeks ab-initio sea training being imparted.
Training is imparted in seamanship, navigation, ship handling, boat work and technical aspects, etc whilst being exposed to the rigours of life at sea, so as to earn their 'sea legs'.
The Southern Naval Command is the Training Command of the Indian Navy..