Experts say the Russian armed Vietnamese purchasing equipment will not infuriate China
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Voice of America Chinese network has published an article entitled “China and Vietnam dispute the sovereignty of the Russian-made military equipment into Vietnam,” excerpts are as follows:
in the South China Sea between China and Vietnam dispute the sovereignty of the increase of the occasion, purchased from Russia Vietnam have a large number of naval weapons and equipment into the military. At the same time, Russia and Vietnam are discussing the two sides continue to expand the scale of possible arms deals, including Vietnam, Russia or to provide loans to help Vietnam build naval aviation and submarine forces.
Republic of Tatarstan in Russia’s Gorky Shipyard, said a few days ago, this plant is the second ship built in Vietnam cheetah-class frigates have been successfully delivered to Vietnam and served two weeks ago. This Russian shipyard to build Vietnam’s first-class frigates have a cheetah in the Cam Ranh Bay naval base in the spring of this year into the military.
cheetah class frigate is a new warship, the Russian navy is the bulk purchase of this ship as the main Caspian Sea Fleet warships. Russia and Vietnam are discussing the future in Vietnam to build more cheetah-class frigate possible.
other major purchases from Russia, Vietnam, used to attack surface ships of the Su-30MK2 fighters will also be delivered this year. Vietnam has ordered from Russia, dozens of fighter jets Su-30MK2.
Russian arms export monopoly of defense arms export company, recently said Russia from 2014 onwards, will be an annual rate of submarine Kilo-class submarines delivered to Vietnam. Russia and Vietnam signed in 2009, sold six Kilo-class submarine contract, totaling $ 1.8 billion.
Vietnam’s purchases from Russia have been the main naval weapons and equipment into the military, Vietnam and China around the time when the sovereignty of the South China Sea disputes from escalating. Vietnam’s Institute of the Russian Far East experts Luoke Shen said that China and Vietnam may not be between the outbreak of armed conflict.
Luoke Shen said: “China is now Vietnam’s largest trading partner of China’s investment in Vietnam is very much which the interdependence between the two countries more and more, so should not exaggerate the China-Vietnam relations hostility and conflict in the ingredients. “
Vietnamese Defense Minister Feng Guangqing recently said that Vietnam will be established within six years of their submarine force. Although the media that the move is in Vietnam to prevent China, but Feng Guangqing said Vietnam established the Navy submarine force and the purchase of other weapons for self-defense.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov last visited Vietnam. The two sides discussed the Russian loan to Vietnam to continue to expand the scale of Russia’s arms deals, the more likely. In addition to selling finished weapons, the two sides have Russian cooperation project to help Vietnam build naval aviation and the formation of submarine forces, including the construction of submarine pens, maintenance bases, training bases, and submarine communications facilities.
Vietnam expert Luo Keshen that the Russian armed Vietnam, does not provoke China, because Russia and Vietnam, Russia and China are strategic partners.
Luoke Shen said: “Recently, the situation in the South China Sea some tensions. In addition to the countries of the region through diplomatic efforts to resolve the sovereignty dispute, but to strengthen their military forces in the Chinese purchasing a large quantity of weapons promote military modernization, Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries are doing, but I do not think the region will be fundamental changes in the strategic situation. “
a Russian arms export official said, with arms by Russia and Vietnam expansion of trade, Vietnam could become the next row even after India’s second-largest buyer of Russian arms.