Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, has stressed the importance of cooperation between the militaries of Vietnam and India to the countries’ defence ties.

The Vietnamese officer undertook a visit to the Hindan Air Force Station of the West Air Command of India and the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy on September 26-27 as part of his tour of the South Asian country.

He expressed his hope that the two armed forces will strengthen cooperation and experience sharing to contribute to ensuring peace, stability and national development.

Top officers of the two militaries said that they would pursue a stronger friendship so that both sides could learn from each other, especially in the ways of overcoming non-traditional security challenges.

Commander in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command of the India Navy Vice Admiral Anil Chopra said India pursues a preventive diplomatic policy in the principle of positively and actively meeting, sharing experience and conducting joint activities with foreign friends to ensure peace, stability and development in the region as well as in the world.-VNA