New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on an official visit to Vietnam between June 8-10 from Wednesday to further consolidate bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
On Sunday, The defence ministry said that Nr Singh will hand over 12 high-speed guard boats to Vietnam during the visit. The boats were constructed under India’s USD 100 million (one million=Rs 10 lakhs) defence line of credit to Vietnam.
The ministry said, “This project is significant in the context of the growing defence industry cooperation with Vietnam and exemplifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India, ‘Make for the World’.” “The defence minister’s visit on the historic occasion of 50 years of establishment of India-Vietnam Diplomatic relations and 75 years of India’s Independence will further consolidate the bilateral defence cooperation and the comprehensive strategic partnership,” the ministry said.
According to the Ministry of Defence, Singh will hold bilateral talks with General Phan Van Giang, during which both the Ministers will review defence cooperation between the two countries and explore new initiatives to further strengthen the defence engagements. The two Ministers will also exchange views on regional and global issues of shared interest.
Mr Singh will also visit the training institutions of Vietnam at Nha Trang, including the Telecommunication University where an Army Software Park is being established with the USD five million grant from India.