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India, Myanmar conduct fourth coordited patrol

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 18: For the fourth year in a row, India and Myanmar undertook coordited patrol in the Andaman Sea, a statement said on Thursday. At the closing ceremony after the patrol, India and Myanmar signed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the India-Myanmar Coordited Patrol (IMCOR). “The signing of the SOP is a significant achievement and will facilitate smooth conduct of coordited patrols between two friendly neighbours that share a long maritime boundary in the strategically significant Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal,” the statement said. vies of the two countries have conducted coordited patrols along the maritime boundary since 2013. The fourth edition of the India-Myanmar Coordited Patrol (IMCOR) was undertaken from February 13 to 16, along the Intertiol Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Andaman Sea. Indian vy ships Saryu and Bitra along with Myanmar ships Aung Zeya and FAC 563 participated in the patrol. (IANS)

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