25 May 2017

News Story: Chinese Navy Conducts First Drills With Myanmar

Chinese Navy Warships on patrol (File Photo)
Three Chinese naval vessels are making a goodwill tour of 20 nations along the route of China's "21st Century Maritime Silk Road,” and last Thursday, they arrived in Yangon for the PLA(N)'s first-ever naval exercise with the Myanmar Navy.

According to Chinese state-owned media, the destroyer Changchun, the frigate Jingzhou and the auxiliary vessel Chaohu were in Myanmar's waters for four days. They conducted a variety of exercises with the Myanmar Navy, focusing primarily on communications and search and rescue. 

The Chinese vessels' next port of call is Chittagong, Bangladesh, and they will continue on for a six-month tour of Asia, Europe and Africa. It will be the longest goodwill tour that a PLA(N) task force has ever undertaken.

Read the full story at MarEx