India will give the Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuvir, which it bought from Russia in the 1980s, to the Myanmar Navy this year. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said INS Sindhuvir would be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy.
Myanmar wanted to add submarines to its inventory for training purposes. The platform is currently being modernised in the city of Vizag under the contracting of Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).
Indian media reported that the necessary permissions have been received from Russia for the transfer of the Kilo-class vessel. To assist in the training of the Myanmar Navy, INS Sindhuvir will be equipped with domestic systems.