NAYPYIDAW, -- The Myanmar Navy (MN) has completed its annual 'Sea Shield' combined fleet exercise, which ran from 22 February to 2 March in strategic waters between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
The exercise zone was located immediately northeast of Myanmar's Coco Islands and not far from India's Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
The annual manoeuvres, which typically involve live-fire exercises by several of the MN's capital vessels, were unusually low key this year. While attended by Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, 'Sea Shield 2016' was marked by none of the extensive state media attention lavished on the 2014 and 2015 iterations of the exercise.
The Myanmar Navy Warships at Combined Fleet Exercise – Sea Shield 2016.