Issue Brief on “Growing Strategic Cooperation between India and Vietnam”

Reputed Vietnamese daily Hanoi Times reported on September 23, 2017 that two Indian Naval Ships INS SATPURA and INS KADMATT made a port call at Hai Phong City, Vietnam from September 23–27, 2017. During the visit, Indian Navy ships interacted with the Vietnam People’s Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces.[1]

On the sidelines of the ships visit, a maritime industry business meeting was also held where large delegations from both the countries naval industries interacted and explored ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in maritime domain. India-Vietnam relations have seen enhanced upsurge in recent years which resulted in joint energy exploration in the contested South China Sea.[2]

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