Eyeing for the potential strategic partner in Asia, India held defense policy dialogue with Vietnam. A Vietnam delegation led by Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, deputy minister of national defense, is on an official visit to India to discuss various issues.
The dialogue was very important as it focused on developing a close relationship between India and Vietnam in the various spheres. Defense is among the top agendas, where the possible sale of Akash, surface-to-air missile systems (SAMS), and Dhruv, advanced light helicopter, were discussed.
Vietnam is also eyeing to buy Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile also India will also train their Sukhoi pilots.