Thursday, October 14, 2010

India, Vietnam plan joint army training

India Wednesday announced a slew of measures to expand its defence ties with Vietnam, including joint training of armies and support to strengthen and upgrade the capabilities of the Vietnamese armed forces. 'New Delhi will provide support to Vietnam to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of services in general and navy in particular,' Defence Ministry Spokesman Sitanshu Kar said, after Defence Minister A.K. Antony, who is in Hanoi, met Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Vietnamese counterpart General Phung Quang Thanh. Antony assured the Vietnamese leadership that India 'will help Vietnam in its capacity building for repair and maintenance of its platforms'.

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