India and Vietnam on
Tuesday decided to ramp up their defence and security ties that will see
supply of four naval patrol vessels to Hanoi and increased training of
its military personnel, a month after India extended USD 100 million
Line of Credit (LoC) for defence procurement.
"Our defence cooperation with Vietnam is among our most important ones.
India remains committed to the modernisation of Vietnam's defence and
security forces," Prime Minister Modi said following his talks with Tan.
This will include expansion of training programme, which is already very
substantial, joint exercises and cooperation in defence equipment "We
will quickly operationalize the 100 million dollars LoC that will enable
Vietnam acquire new naval vessels from India. We have also agreed to
enhance our security cooperation, including in counter-terrorism," he
India and Vietnam have a long-standing defence relationship but it has
been restricted to military exchanges, training, spares and maintenance
of military hardware India is already training the Vietnam Navy
personnel in operating the Russian-origin Kilo-class submarine among
A joint statement released after the meeting said the Prime Ministers
expressed satisfaction at the progress made in defence cooperation
including exchange of visits, annual security dialogue, service to
service cooperation, ship visits, training, capacity building and
cooperation at the regional for a including on Humanitarian Mine Action