The month is meant to celebrate the third anniversary of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and the upcoming launch of the direct air route between Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and New Delhi by budget carrier VietJet Air.

Outstanding events will be held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata cities. The launch of the direct air route between Vietnam and India will meet their increasing demand for travelling.

About 35,000 Vietnamese visit India each year, mostly to Buddhist areas while 110,000 Indians come to Vietnam. These figures are expected to surge thanks to more direct flights by IndiGo and VietJet Air.

The two countries are striving to lift two-way trade to 15 billion USD by 2020, after achieving 14 billion USD this year./.