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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

On the morning of July 13th, Residents of Man Ang Town, Rakhine State, Myanmar, found a torpedo on Min Ma Kyaw Beach, which was later confirmed to be an LWT-XP light torpedo developed by India. India had delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017.

Inducted into the Indian Navy in early 2012. Myanmar Navy stated receiving this Torpedo from 2019 onwards, but as per delivery pictures paint scheme was black and red and one seen in the picture is an old paint scheme that likely might be a Training Torpedo that some way lost and never recovered by the Myanmar Navy.

Myanmar’s domestic frigates F-14 and 12 were part of anti-submarine exercises a few weeks back it is speculated that this practice Indian-made torpedo was likely launched from the ship and never recovered. The Myanmar military has launched an investigation.

SNAP OF SHYENA SHIPPED TO MAYMAR

The self-homing Shyena can be launched from triple-tube launchers on surface ships and helicopters.

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