India-Vietnam Defense Partnership

During Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent visit to Vietnam, the two countries further strengthened bilateral cooperation by signing a joint vision statement on India-Vietnam defence partnership towards 2030.

Progress in India’s Act East policy, maritime multilateralism, maritime security reach and building a strong network across the Indo-Pacific are some of the key factors that have made New Delhi and Hanoi natural partners. The purpose of the Joint Vision Statement is to expand the scope and scope of existing defense cooperation between the two nations. The two sides held detailed discussions on expanding the avenues for effective and viable cooperation in bilateral defense investments related to regional and global issues.