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Hanoi (VNA) – The Indian Embassy in Vietnam together with the General Department of Defence Industry organised the 4th Vietnam – India defence industry business get-together in Hanoi on June 13.

In his opening speech, Major General Ho Quang Tuan, deputy head of the Vietnamese department, said the gathering, which takes place during Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s official visit to Vietnam, is an activity to implement the defence cooperation policy agreed between Vietnamese and Indian governments and defence leaders.

It provided a chance to boost mutual understanding and trust for partnership formation between defence businesses of the two nations, while enabling participating units and businesses to access updated information on cooperation contents of their interest and to come up with more suitable orientations and action plans for their joint work.

At the event, the two sides discussed a wide range of topic including research collaboration, design – manufacturing, technological transfer, defence goods purchase, and cooperation in defence industry and human resources training.

Sixteen companies from India introduced their outstanding research studies in suggestion for bilateral partnerships.

Speaking at the gathering, Rajib Kumar Sen, Joint Secretary & Economic Adviser at India’s Department of Defence Production, said Vietnam – India defence ties were built based on their time-honoured traditional relations.

Effective joint activities have been carried out by the two defence ministries, he said, adding that the Indian Government attaches importance to the defence industry and has invested heavily in it.

The official expected the event will connect Vietnamese and Indian defence businesses in developing their new cooperation paths.-VNA