Singh to become first Army Chief to visit Vietnam in 15 years
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 21:50
New Delhi: General V K Singh will become the first Indian Army Chief to go on a visit to Vietnam in 15 years during his four-day trip beginning July 26.

During the visit, Gen Singh will look at means to strengthen bilateral military ties between the two countries, an Army release said here today.

He will call on Vientnamese Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh, besides holding talks with that country's Chief of General Staff and the Army Chief.

Gen Singh will also visit historically important cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (erstwhile Saigon) and interact with various Commanders of Military Regions, to explore ways of boosting the defence cooperation between the two countries.

Vietnam and India share a friendship based on common ideals and principles, arising from a significant legacy of historic links.


First Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 21:50

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