December 4, 2022

Defence Minister visits training institutions of Vietnam

Gifts one million dollars to Air Force Officers Training School at Nha Trang to establish a language & IT laboratory

New Delhi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the training institutions of Vietnam on June 10 – the final day of his three-day official visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Rajnath Singh, who was in Vietnam to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries, began his day’s engagements by paying a visit to Air Force Officers Training School at Nha Trang. He handed over a gift of one million dollars on behalf of Government of India for the establishment of a language and IT laboratory in the School.

Addressing the Officers at the School, he hoped that the laboratory would substantially contribute to sharpen the language and IT skills of Air Defence and Air Force personnel of Vietnam.

Later, Rajnath Singh visited the Telecommunications University in Nha Trang, where an Army Software Park is being established with the US$5 million grant from Government of India. The grant was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vietnam in September 2016.

During his visit to Vietnam, the Defence Minister had held bilateral talks with Minister of National Defence General Phan Van Giang and called on Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

On June 9, Rajnath Singh handed over 12 High Speed Guard Boats to Vietnam during his visit to Hong Ha Shipyard in Hai Phong. The boats have been constructed under the Government of India’s $US 100 million Defence Line of Credit to Vietnam.

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