Vietnam as India’s Pivot – The New Indian Express

Vietnam as India's Pivot – The New Indian Express.

Vietnam prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit has just ended with a sealing of a defence pact. That this significant accord was readied as a follow-up to the defence Memorandum of Understanding signed a scant month and half after president Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Hanoi suggests New Delhi has finally woken up to Vietnam’s seminal importance to India’s strategic well-being.

Nguyen Tan Dung - Narendra Modi

US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defence | Zee News

US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defence | Zee News.

Washington: In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defences in the tense South China Sea. The historic easing of the ban in place since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 will only apply to maritime equipment, State Department officials stressed, and comes amid warming ties and as Hanoi makes « modest » improvements to human rights.

Indian defence delegation visits Vietnam

Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, Vice Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, received a delegation from the National Defence Academy of India in Hanoi on May 12. Tuan affirmed the people and army of Vietnam always attach importance to developing solidarity and friendship with the Indian people and army.
Photo: VNA

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