The 4th edition of India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol (IMCOR) was conducted jointly by ships of both navies along the International Maritime Boundary Line in the Andaman Sea since 2013.
Indian Navy ships Saryu and Bitra along with Union of Myanmar ships Aung Zeya and FAC 563 participated in the patrol. Naval Component Commander from the Tri-Service HQs in Port Blair Cmde Girish Garg was embarked onboard INS Saryu.
During the Ceremony of 4th IMCOR, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for IMCOR was also signed between Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy. Cmde Atul Anand VSM from Indian Navy and Cmde Aung Zaw Hlaing from Myanmar Navy signed the document in the presence of H.E Gautam Mukhopadhaya, the Ambassador of India to Myanmar.
This is only the third country with which India has signed a formal agreement for maritime coordinated patrols. It reflects growing naval interaction between India and Myanmar. The signing of the SOP is a significant achievement and will facilitate smooth conduct of coordinated patrols between two friendly neighbors that share a long maritime boundary in the strategically significant Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
Extra Info :
President of Myanmar : Thein Sein
Vice Presidents : Sai Mauk Kham & Nyan Tun
Capital of Myanmar : Naypyidaw
Currency of Myanmar : Burmese kyat
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Which country has signed the SOP on joint patrol ?
2. Expand the term SOP.
3. Name the Myanmar ambassador to India.
4. Expand the term IMCOR.