In­dia and Viet­nam sign de­fence co­op­er­a­tion

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

In­dia and Viet­nam signed a joint vi­sion state­ment on de­fence co­op­er­a­tion for the pe­riod 2015-20 here on May 26. The state­ment was signed by the De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar Par­rikar and the Viet­namese Min­is­ter for Na­tional De­fence Gen­eral Phung Quang Thanh at the end of the del­e­ga­tion level talks in New Delhi.

A mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing on co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Coast Guards of the two coun­tries was also signed in the pres­ence of the two De­fence Min­is­ters. The Viet­namese De­fence Min­is­ter was on a three-day of­fi­cial visit to the coun­try at the in­vi­ta­tion of Par­rikar. At the del­e­ga­tion level talks, the two sides dis­cussed widerang­ing is­sues con­cern­ing de­fence co­op­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing co­op­er­a­tion in the area of mar­itime se­cu­rity. Both sides re­it­er­ated their com­mit­ment to fur­ther en­hanc­ing the on­go­ing de­fence en­gage­ments be­tween the two sides for mu­tual ben­e­fit.

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