Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing observed the second part of the Tatmadaw army, navy, and air forces combined military exercise, named Sinbyushin, held in the Southwest Command Pathein cantonment.
The exercise was conducted to assure the security and defence of the country and to raise the capability of the military in conducting conventional warfare.
Upon the arrival of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party at the observation post to observe the exercise of the assault across river, the river crossings were conducted according to schedule by the river crossing assault force, special naval operation forces, infantry and armored forces. At the same time, Tatmadaw air conducted battlefield area search and rescue operations.
While these operations were underway, helicopter borne troops conducted a surprise attack on enemy camps, while airborne troops parachuted and captured enemy command and logistic bases. Tatmadaw air fighters and helicopters attacked enemy positions as heavy artilleries struck enemy positions. Infantry and armor then crossed the river, as Tatmadaw naval ships attacked enemy ships that were bringing reinforcements.
Assigned forces attacked and occupied designated positions, after which ammunition and rations were air dropped. Also, wounded troops were transported by ambulance, while critically wounded troops were evacuated by helicopter. The exercise then came to a conclusion.
Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing commended the Tatmadaw personnel who participated in the exercise, and remarked on reviewing the exercises to correct those weaknesses and faults he observed. Similar combined exercise of Tatmadaw were twice conducted 20 years ago.
To conduct this exercise, preparations were held and, based on the experience of those preparation exercises, the combined exercises of Tatmadaw was held. The defence of a country could not be conducted without systematic exercises. Exercises need to be conducted individually, with sections, platoons, regimental and finally be combined into a combined exercise of army, navy, and air forces, noted the Senior General.
Afterwards, the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief was presented with a Tatmadaw joint military exercise (Sinbyushin) commemorative medal by Chief of Armed Forces Training Lt-Gen Maung Maung Aye. The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief later met with the news media and answered questions. The day’s exercise is the second part of the army, navy and air combined exercise, and included water crossing assault exercises. — Myanmar News Agency