ASEAN navy chiefs call for stronger co-operation ASEAN

ASEAN navy chiefs call for stronger co-operation

International co-operation at sea, manifested by the co-ordination of actions among countries at bilateral, regional and global levels, is indispensable to protect this essential living source and helps harmonise maritime activities and address trans-boundary challenges, a senior official said on November 5.
Hanoi assists construction of cultural house on Truong Sa Society

Hanoi assists construction of cultural house on Truong Sa

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)'s Hanoi chapter on July 2 presented 38 billion VND (1,640 USD) to the Vietnam People’s Navy High Command to help build a multipurpose cultural house in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, Khanh Hoa province.
Trial opens over land management violations at navy service Society

Trial opens over land management violations at navy service

The Military Court of the Vietnam People’s Navy opened a trial on May 18 for a case involving Dinh Ngoc He, alias “Ut troc”, and other defendants on charges of “fraud, appropriation of assets,” “violating regulations on land management,” and “lack of responsibility causing serious consequences.”
Life on Truong Sa archipelago Society

Life on Truong Sa archipelago

Life of people on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been improved since national liberation in 1975 thanks to efforts from both the army and people on its islands.
Thailand’s arms purchase plans get the chop World

Thailand’s arms purchase plans get the chop

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who also serves as Defence Minister, has ordered the suspension of a plan by the armed forces to procure arms, including the Royal Thai Navy's plan to buy two submarines, according to a government source.
US naval ships arrive in Da Nang Politics

US naval ships arrive in Da Nang

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG52) arrived in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 5, beginning an official visit to Vietnam as part of activities to mark the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties.
Japanese naval commander visits Vietnam Politics

Japanese naval commander visits Vietnam

Commander of the Vietnamese navy Vice Admiral Pham Hoai Nam held talks with Chief of Staff of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (MSDF) Admiral Yamamura Hiroshi in Hanoi on December 10.
Chief of VPA General Staff Phan Van Giang active in India Politics

Chief of VPA General Staff Phan Van Giang active in India

Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister of National Defence, on November 27 had a meeting with Chief of Staff of India’s Western Naval Command Vice Admiral R.B.Pandit as part of his official visit to India.