INS Rajput reaches Yangon for OTR

The ship was given a traditional welcome and received by Commodore Thant Sin Lay, Deputy Commander Naval Dockyard.

PTI| Updated: May 13, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Visakhapatnam: INS Rajput, Indian Navy`s front line guided missile destroyer entered Yangon, Myanmar for an Operational Turn around (OTR) from May 11 to 13.

The ship was given a traditional welcome and received by Commodore Thant Sin Lay, Deputy Commander Naval Dockyard.

Captain R.A. Shah, Commanding Officer INS Rajput called on Commodore Nay Win, Commander, Ayeyarwady Naval Regional Command.

Later, Capt R.A. Shah laid wreath for the martyrs of the First and Second World War at Yangon War cemetery.

He also called on V Misra, the Indian Ambassador in Myanmar.During the visit, 35 Indian Naval officers visited the Myanmar Naval Training Command and 35 Myanmar Navy officers and 160 under trainee sea cadets visited the ship and were given a guided tour of the ship.

The sea cadets interacted with the junior officers of the ship during the visit. A friendly volleyball match was also played with Myanmar navy personnel.

Five officers and five sailors of INS Rajput also visited Thanlyin Orphanage School and distributed notebooks, stationary and food packets to the students of the orphanage as a goodwill gesture.