With a closer look at China, Vietnam and India are strengthening maritime security cooperation. Both Vietnam and India will on Thursday be participating in Joint exercises, off the Chennei coast. A Vietnamese coast guard ship is set to arrive at the coast for professional interaction and to participate in the joint training.
A Vietnamese delegation of coast guards visited India on Monday to discuss with their Indian equivalents ways to cooperate in maritime security.
Both countries agreed to strengthen cooperation as per the Memorandum of Understanding that both countries signed in 2015. The MoU included according dnaindia.com, “the sharing of best management practices and augmenting operational level interaction”.
Officials said that the meeting was a continuation of the means by the countries to grow bilateral relations and cooperation in maritime safety and cooperation.
With the “Chinese resurgence particularly to lay claims on sea lanes, maritime cooperation with South East Asian countries has assumed considerable significance”,says dnaindia.com.