Deputy Defence Minister receives Indian, Israeli military attaches hinh anh 1Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh (second from right) in a group photo with Indian military attachés Colonel PS Punia (first right) and his successor Colonel Varandan Kumar ((second, from left) (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted separated receptions on July 9 for the outgoing Indian, Israeli military attachés in Hanoi and their successors.  

Receiving Indian military attachés Colonel PS Punia who came to say good-bye and his successor Colonel Varandan Kumar, Deputy Defence Minister Vinh said Vietnam – India defence relations have recently been expanded continuously toward effectiveness.

The Vietnamese official acknowledged the contributions of Colonel PS Punia to the bilateral ties during his tenure, and asked the military expert to continue to foster the relationship between the two nations and armies in his new post.

The same day, Vinh also met outgoing Israeli military attachés Taibel Yaakov and his successor Bloria Hamama.

The deputy defence minister lauded the role of Taibel Yaakov in promoting bilateral defence ties in his tenure, hoping the Israeli officer to continue boosting cooperation, and mutual trust and understanding between the two nations and their armies.

Welcoming Bloria Hamama, Vinh said the Defence Ministry of Vietnam will create favorable conditions for her to fulfill her missions.- VNA