Vietnam to help upgrade the Indian air force planes to enhance the sea to counter China (Mainland)
Vietnamese air force MiG-21 fighter
LONDON October 9: India’s comprehensive web portal Rediff Network 7 reported that India has begun to take measures such as the desire to win over the collapse of China’s neighboring countries such as China’s Pearl chain strategy. Such as India is helping Vietnam develop sea-air combat force, to prevent China from a dominant influence in the South China Sea. Vietnam, India also repair and upgrade more than 100 MiG-21 fighters, the latter to provide improved avionics and radar systems.
India to Vietnam, more than 100 aircraft repair upgrade MiG-21
reports that New Delhi’s foreign policy may be the least known is the so far nearly two decades of history, “east” policy. The policy by the former Indian Prime Minister, the father of modern India, Rao (PV Narasimha Rao) started at first to promote the Indian and Asian “tiger” economy, is now quietly evolved into India and among the more important countries in Asia Pacific to active military relations.
in the past three months, the senior military leadership in India, Southeast Asia and East Asia, visited a number of important countries like Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Indian army chief Singh (VK Singh) visited Vietnam in July this year, India and Vietnam to further consolidate the close strategic relationship on. Singh’s visit to Vietnam trip is the first ten years the Indian army chief to visit Vietnam.
addition to meeting with the newspaper outside Pham Hong Loi, Deputy Chief of Staff, Singh also met with Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh, Vietnam on how to implement the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding regarding the defense of India, were discussed. Reported that India and Vietnam, two areas where urgent attention is the training of military and strategic affairs expert dialogue.
Singh’s visit to Vietnam, the Indian Defense Minister AK Antony will also visit to Hanoi in mid-October this year, when it will participate in the defense of the first regional meeting of national political leaders. As the current Chairman of ASEAN, Vietnam, India invited to participate in the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting +8. In addition to the ten ASEAN countries outside Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States will participate in this important gathering.
article said that although India – Political and diplomatic relations with Vietnam can be traced back to the Nehru era, which until the late 1990s the two countries decided to establish and strengthen bilateral military relations. This development is the result of two main reasons: one is the historical reason, a contemporary cause. First, India and Vietnam have occurred in armed conflict with China, that the 1962 war and the 1979 Vietnam war. Second, the Soviet Union in a very long period of time is the safety and security of India and Vietnam who, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in New Delhi and Hanoi have lost an all-weather, the Friends of the powerful countries.
article said, India and Vietnam and China has territorial disputes, both countries decided to jointly deal with China. Margins in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, China to South China Sea, which is to stop the expansion of an ideal location. Therefore, more than a decade, India has been providing assistance to Vietnam to strengthen its naval and air power to prevent take full advantage of China in the South China Sea status.
The article said that New Delhi and Hanoi most of the weapons system from the former Soviet Union. The common means, the operation and maintenance of Soviet-era weapons, the two armed forces to share expertise and resources available. For example, India has been repaired and upgraded more than 100 Vietnamese Air Force aircraft “MiG” – 21 aircraft, and to provide an improved avionics and radar systems. Indian Air Force pilots are trained Vietnamese pilots. The current size of the Indian Navy’s much larger than the Vietnamese Navy, Russia, its original offer to Hanoi ships and missile destroyers of the key parts. Anthony visited Vietnam in 2007, after India and Vietnam conducted a joint patrol along the coast guards, and navies in joint exercise in 2007.
will go to the Pacific to the Indian navy deployed a month
However, it is worth noting that Vietnam is not the only Indian to win over the Chinese neighbors. Anthony is a calm and efficient diplomatic Indian military personnel in early September to become India’s first visit to South Korea (KMT U.S. anti-national week) and India’s Defense Minister. That visit is President Lee Myung-bak’s state visit to New Delhi in January between the two countries issued a declaration during the follow-up, when relations between the two countries decided to provide a “strategic partnership.”
article says, although far less than cooperation between India and Vietnam, but the new development partnership between India and South Korea is becoming a footprint in the subcontinent of India to counter growing Chinese game plan an important part. Seoul is to balance China – North Korea – Myanmar – Pakistan axis of the ideal balance point, New Delhi and the United States as the axis of the main stimulus for the Asia Pacific region.
east India are deepening defense cooperation with Japan. Last week, India for the first time expanded its defense relations with Japan – Japan is India’s new strategic partner in the region. September 28, by the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman, India’s highest military official Nike (PV Naik) will lead the Indian delegation to Japan, India and Japan carried out the first military dialogue between the two countries. Moreover, after a few weeks in Japan Naik, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also be the end of October to visit Tokyo
In fact, before Naik, Anthony will be back in Japan to participate in last year the discussion, when the two countries said they would abide by its commitment to promote bilateral and regional cooperation, in other words is the establishment of regional partnerships, should gradually increase the influence of China.
The article said that in addition to high-level visits, the Indian Navy has also actively friendly to the Pacific raid. Composed of a small ship from India to the Pacific Fleet will conduct a one-month deployment, including the visit to Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Thus, while India’s strategic thinkers frequently on China has been busy growing in the Indian Ocean raid warning, and often focus on India, China to expand the “string of pearls” strategy concerns, but New Delhi has quietly put in place national defense construction, and India will narrow and long-term support for China’s neighbors as part of its counter-strategy.
Finally, the article said that regardless of the strategy and counter-strategy outcome, but one thing is certain: in the coming years, the Indian Ocean and the surrounding area will become the new Great Game in the 21st century battlefield . (Compiled: Spring)