India and Vietnam sign joint vision statement on 2030 defense partnership

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India and Vietnam have signed the “Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defense Partnership 2030”, which will greatly enhance the scope and scale of existing defense cooperation.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Vietnamese Minister of National Defense General Phan Van Giang in Hanoi on June 8, 2022.

Extensive discussions on effective and practical initiatives to further expand bilateral defense engagements and regional and global issues have taken place between the two sides. A Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Logistic Support was also signed.

The two ministers also agreed to the rapid finalization of a $500 million defense line of credit granted to Vietnam.

The implementation of the projects will significantly add to Vietnam’s defense capabilities and reinforce Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “doing in India, doing for the world”.

At a time of growing cooperative commitments between the defense forces of the two countries, this is a major step towards streamlining mutually beneficial logistics support procedures and is the first major agreement of its kind that the Vietnam has signed with any country, the defense ministry said in a statement. statement.

Singh also announced the donation of two simulators and a monetary grant for the establishment of a language and computer lab at the Air Force Officer Training School for capacity building. capabilities of the Vietnamese Armed Forces.

India and Vietnam continue to enjoy the most reliable relations in contemporary times with greater convergence of common interests and concerns. Bilateral defense engagements have spanned a period of time to include numerous contacts between the two countries, including defense policy dialogues, military-to-military exchanges, high-level visits, reinforcement programs capabilities and training, cooperation in United Nations peacekeeping, ship visits and bilateral exercises.

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