India and Vietnam hold maritime security dialogue – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and Vietnam on Tuesday deliberated on maritime security cooperation in addition to on the evolving regional state of affairs throughout a digital dialogue.
The discussions befell as half of the second maritime security dialogue.
“The consultations involved exchanges on developments in the domain of maritime security, regional cooperation activities and opportunities for cooperation between the two countries,” the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned.
The defence and security ties between the 2 nations have witnessed regular enlargement.
In December final, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a digital summit along with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc throughout which each side vowed to spice up total defence and security cooperation, together with within the maritime sphere.
In the wake of rising navy muscle-flexing by China within the South China Sea area, the 2 leaders had particularly reaffirmed the significance of sustaining freedom of navigation and overflight within the South China Sea.
Vietnam, an vital nation of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), has territorial disputes with China within the South China Sea area
China claims sovereignty over all of the South China Sea, an enormous supply of hydrocarbons. However, a number of ASEAN member nations, together with Vietnam, Philippines and Brunei, have counter claims.

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