The May 23 election in Vietnam will bring in a new National Assembly that is expected to strengthen the Southeast Asian nation’s economic rejuvenation, which has continued on an ascending …Read More
With defence cooperation becoming a key pillar of their partnership, India and Vietnam have decided to engage more effectively in maritime cooperation against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertion in the South China Sea. In a bilateral meeting on January 24, ahead of the India ASEAN Commemorative Summit, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed ways to strengthen and expand their defence ties, with a special focus on the disputed waters of the South China Sea where China continue to construct artificial islands claiming historical rights.Read More
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting in Seoul on Thursday (June 23) ended without any decision on India’s application for membership as a consequence of China’s refusal to accept India into …Read More
China has deployed the largest number of fighter jets ever to Woody Island in one of the disputed South China Sea islands that they claim is their territory. The development …Read More
Call it twiplomacy. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent his warm greetings to the people of China, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia in their native languages as they kick off …Read More
In a sign of an increasingly pragmatic foreign policy, India has cemented strategic partnership with Vietnam by extending a $100 million export credit to Vietnam for defence deals and consolidated …Read More
Buddha, energy and strategy. They may sound like a fusion menu of sorts, but India’s President Pranab Mukherjee’s first state visit to Vietnam will deftly coalesce diverse strands that make the texture of the vibrant India-Vietnam relationship.
Mukherjee travels to Vietnam on a state visit from September 14 to September 17, which will telescope the trend of multi-alignment in India’s foreign policy. This essentially means aligning with different countries which may be at odds with each other to promote India’s national interests. Significantly, Mukherjee’s visit to Hanoi will be followed by the big-ticket visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India.
While China is Vietnam’s largest trading partner, the two countries are not exactly on the best of terms as Vietnam resents what it sees as China’s assertive posturing in South China Sea. India, on the other hand, has shown a talent for juggling its relations with both China and Vietnam.Read More