The COAS General Bipin Rawat will be visiting Vietnam on a friendly bilateral trip from 22 to 25 November, 2018.
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat is set to visit Vietnam from the 22 to 25th Nov, 2018. The visit is being termed as an official bilateral visit.
The Army Chief is scheduled to meet and interact with Vietnamese General Ngo Xuan Lich, Defence Minister and Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff during the visit.
During the visit, the Chief of the Army Staff led delegation will meet and interact with senior military hierarchy of Vietnam. The COAS shall also visit key military formations and establishments.
General Rawat will also be visiting the Headquarters of an Infantry Division near Hanoi and Headquarters of 7 Military Region at Ho Chi Minh.
During visit of PM Narendra Modi to Vietnam in 2016, the relationship between India and Vietnam was upgraded to comprehensive strategic partnership.
Defence cooperation has increased exponentially over the last few years amongst all services. Exchange programmes, training assistance and cooperation on various service specific issues is taking place between India and Vietnam.
The visit will be yet another milestone in giving impetus to the strategic partnership between India and Vietnam and taking forward military to military cooperation to the next level.