India and Vietnam Sign a Joint Vision Statement on Defence Cooperation

India and Vietnam signed a Joint Vision Statement on Defence Cooperation for the period 2015-2020.
It was signed by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart Minister for National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh in New Delhi.
Apart from this statement, a MoU on cooperation between the Coast Guards of the two countries was also signed.
Vietnamese Defence Minister is on a 3-day official visit to India. Both nations also had held delegation level talks and discussed wide ranging issues concerning defence cooperation, including cooperation in the area of maritime security.
Both sides also reiterated their commitment to further enhancing the ongoing defence engagements between them for mutual benefit.

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