India, Vietnam holds second security dialogue in New Delhi
India and Vietnam held their 2nd security dialogue on 13 September 2022 in New Delhi and discussed ways to enhance maritime security cooperation. The first Security Dialogue was held in Hanoi in 2018.
The Second India-Vietnam Security Dialogue was held at the level of Deputy National Security Advisor/Deputy Minister.
The Indian side was led by Vikram Misri, Deputy National Security Adviser, and the Vietnamese side was led by its Deputy Minister of Public Security, Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
India Vietnam Relation :
- Vietnam has become an important partner in India’s Act East policy and the Indo-Pacific vision as both the countries has dispute with China.
- Vietnam is involved in a dispute with China on the South China Sea Island. China claims nearly all of the disputed South China Sea islands, though Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea.
- India favours free and open navigation right in the South China Sea which is threatened by China.
- India has oil exploration projects in the Vietnamese waters in the South China Sea. India and Vietnam are boosting their maritime security cooperation in the last few years to protect common interests.
- In 2016, during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Vietnam, the bilateral relations were further elevated to a “comprehensive strategic partnership”.
- India and Vietnam signed an important Joint Vision Statement on defence partnership during the visit of the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Vietnam on 8 June 2022.
- During the defence minister's visit India provided a $500 million defence loan to Vietnam.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
- It lies in South East Asia and it is a member of Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)
- Capital: Hanoi
- Currency: Dong
- President: Nguyen Xuan Phuc
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