India-Vietnam Talks held

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  • December 1, 2020
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India-Vietnam Talks held

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Recently, Defence Ministers of India and Vietnam discussed collaboration in defence industry capability building, training and cooperation in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations, etc.

Key takeaways

  • Both countries reaffirmed the strong India-Vietnam Defence cooperation which is a key pillar of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (2016).
  • India emphasised on closer defence industry cooperation by concluding an institutionalised framework agreement in the near future.
  • Vietnam thanked India for the assistance by Indian Armed Forces in capacity building of Vietnamese Defence Forces especially in the field of Human Resource development.
  • India is also willing to enhance the scope and level of training for all three services of Vietnam Defence forces in Indian Defence Institutes.
  • The two nations Discussed cooperation in UN peacekeeping operations. 
  • They discussed cooperation in the field of Hydrography which will enable sharing of Hydrographic data and assist in production of navigational charts.

Do you know?

  • Vietnam has also invited India for ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM Plus) being hosted by Vietnam in December 2020.
  • The ADMM-Plus is a platform for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its eight Dialogue Partners – Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the USA – to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.

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