A British magazine reports that the Indian navy is in the process of transferring two naval surveillance aircraft to Burma.
Jane's Defense Weekly today quotes officials who say the BN-2 "Defender" Islander airplanes will be stripped of all weapons and used solely for relief and humanitarian missions.
These BN-2 aircraft are in addition to a pair that India gave to Burma last year.
This deal coincides with talks this week in Burma between India's naval chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, and top leaders of Burma's military government.
In recent negotiations, New Delhi has agreed to supply Burma with military equipment in exchange for cooperation fighting anti-Indian separatist groups along their common border.
The international rights organization Human Rights Watch has criticized India's continued investment in Burma, saying it supports a government accused of human rights violations.