HMS Richmond Visits Vietnam

This morning (October 1st), British Royal Navy HMS Richmond ship arrived in Cam Ranh International, starting a visit with a four-day bilateral collaboration series in Vietnam. The visit took place at the time of the 10th anniversary of the defense relations between the UK and Vietnam, just two months after the first visit of the British Secretary of Defense to…

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Indian & Vietnamese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise

In continuation with ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21. The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defense…

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Việt Nam denounces China’s military drill in Hoàng Sa Islands

Việt Nam on Thursday (August 5th) condemned China’s newly announced military drill near its Hoàng Sa (Paracels) archipelago as a serious violation of the country’s sovereignty. Spokesperson for the foreign ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the comment during the press briefing in Hà Nội, in response to a military drill held between August 6-10 in the northern part of…

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Việt Nam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban

April 30, 2021 – Vice Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Đoàn Khắc Việt underlined Việt Nam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban while detailing Việt Nam’s viewpoints on several issues related to the East Sea (South China Sea) at the ministry’s regular press conference on Thursday. Replying to a question about reports the Chinese coastguard declared it will…

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Chinese vessels’ presence in East Sea reef violates Việt Nam’s sovereignty

March 26, 2021 – The presence of Chinese ships in Whitsun Reef in Trường Sa (Spratly) islands in the South China Sea constitutes a serious violation of Việt Nam’s sovereignty. Spokesperson for the Vietnamese foreign affairs ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the comment on Thursday during a regular press briefing in Hà Nội the reports 220 Chinese vessels –…

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Vietnam, India defense cooperation plows ahead in Covid-19 times: envoy

Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan docks in HCMC, December 2020. Photo by Hai Quan Newspaper. March 8, 2021 – Bilateral defense cooperation between Vietnam and India maintained a positive momentum in 2020 despite impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Pranay Verma, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam. “Both sides prudently adapted to the new situation and maintained the momentum of…

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China, Vietnam wrap up 29th joint patrol in Beibu Gulf

December 10, 2020 – The 29th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted recently by the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People’s Navy according to relevant agreements and routine annual plans between the Chinese and Vietnamese armed forces, wrapped up successfully. China and Vietnam each sent two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol. Drills focused…

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