New Delhi: India to gift missile-carrying patrol vessel INS Kirban to Vietnam
Vietnam Defense Minister Ban Van Kiang, who arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a two-day visit, met Rajnath Singh today and held talks. During this meeting, senior defense officials of both the countries were present. Speaking then, Rajnath Singh said, “When I came to Vietnam in June last year, a defense logistics support agreement was signed between the two countries.
Also, a joint vision statement was released. This Joint Vision Statement is a comprehensive guiding document of bilateral security cooperation. This report has enhanced the scope and scale of our security cooperation. I hope this paves the way for the future,” he said.
During this meeting, various aspects of defense cooperation between the two sides were studied and both sides agreed that the cooperation was satisfactory, the Indian Ministry of Defense informed that Rajnath Singh announced that the locally made INS Kirban will be gifted to Vietnam.
“The two ministers reviewed the status of existing cooperation in defense industrial cooperation, maritime security and international cooperation. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the missile-carrying patrol vessel INS Kirpan will be gifted to Vietnam. Navigable capability. INS Kirban will be a major milestone in enhancing the capabilities of the Vietnamese Navy,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said.
As part of his visit, Vietnamese Defense Minister Banh Van Giang, who visited the DRDO headquarters, consulted on ways to enhance defense industrial capabilities through cooperation in defense research and joint production.