Myanmar navy chief asks to join multilateral exercises

Friday, 08 March 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Myanmar’s top naval commander called on the Thailand’s Marine Corps chief, saying his nation would like to join future joint military exercises, such as the just-completed Cobra Gold.

The Feb. 26 visit to Chumphon Camp by Rear Adm. Tulataed Chuay marked another step in Myanmar’s quickening drive to rejoin the world community after nearly 50 years of military rule. Once unthinkable, the idea of the Myanmar navy joining the United States and other countries in the annual exercise now seems more than plausible.

Myanmar’s top naval commander, Rear Adm. Tulataed Chuay walks the red carpet to inspect a Thai Marine Corps honor guard of 100 sailors.Myanmar’s top naval commander, Rear Adm. Tulataed Chuay walks the red carpet to inspect a Thai Marine Corps honor guard of 100 sailors.

Tulataed inspected a Thai Marine Corps honor guard of 100 sailors and heard summaries of navy and marine operations.

The Myanmar commander concluded his visit with an offer for Thailand’s top navy brass to visit Myanmar’s naval headquarters.

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  • Comment Link Sunday, 21 April 2013 23:22 posted by J

    It's a good thing, let 'em in, why not.

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