Nyan Tun

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Nyan Tun
Nyan Tun World Economic Forum 2013.jpg
Nyan Tun at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
Vice President of Myanmar
Assumed office
15 August 2012[1]
Serving with Sai Mauk Kham
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Tin Aung Myint Oo
Personal details
Born 12 January 1954 (1954-01-12) (age 61)[2]
Zigon Township, Burma (now Myanmar)
Spouse(s) Khin Aye Myint
Children 3
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Occupation Navy Officer
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Military service
Service/branch Navy
Rank Admiral

Thray Sithu[3] Nyan Tun (born 12 January 1954) is the incumbent Vice President of Burma (Myanmar) and previously, the Commander in chief of the Myanmar Navy with the rank of Admiral.[4] He was elected on 15 August 2012 to replace Tin Aung Myint Oo who had resigned for personal reasons.

He graduated from the 16th intake of the Defence Services Academy and served as Commander in chief of the Navy from June 2008. He was promoted to Vice Admiral in 2010 and made an Admiral in 2012. He was awarded the title of Thray Sithu on 4 January 2012.

As Commander in chief of the Navy, Nyan Tun oversaw a naval standoff with Bangladesh, the mending of Burmese-Bangladesh bilateral relations, the expansion of military relations with India and the modernization of the Burmese Navy, including the acquirement of two frigates from China.[5]


  1. ^ "Navy Chief elected as new vice president". Elevenmyanmar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.hotnewsweekly.com/archives/9885
  3. ^ "To possess high defence power, State, people and Tatmadaw will have to join hands". New Light of Myanmar. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Reformer, Admiral Nyan Tun, made Burmese vice-presiden". The Australi. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Vice-Presidents". ALTSEAN-BURMA. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Tin Aung Myint Oo
Vice President of Burma