Enemy’s Enemy Is A Friend this phrase is completely justified with recent tie-ups between India and Vietnam as Vietnam is number one enemy of China.
Narendra Modi’s recent nuclear deal with Vietnam will encounter the future China-Pakistan offensive strategy against India. Till now no another Indian leader has shown this courage to go against the neighbour country but it is important as China and Pakistan’s closeness is not good for the health of India. India and Vietnam signed civil nuclear cooperation agreement on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that it will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic relationship between the two countries.
The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, said, “12 MoUs and agreements were signed today ranging from health to defence to space. I look at this visit as setting a new benchmark for India-Vietnam ties which will take our relationship to a whole new level. ”
Being the fourth Indian Prime Minister to visit Vietnam in over five decades, PM Modi was greeted with a ceremonial welcome in front of the Presidential palace in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Saturday morning. He was welcomed by Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quant.
The welcome ceremony began with the national anthems of India and Vietnam being played by the armed forces band. Dressed in sharp white with gold tassels and black gum boots, the prime minister later inspected a guard of honour by the three armed forces of the host country, reported PTI.
PM Modi paid homage to national heroes and martyrs at their monuments along with laying wreath at the war memorial located across the Ba Dinh Square. Accompanied by President Quant, PM Modi also visited Vietnam’s revered leader Ho Chi Minh’s traditional stilt house near the palace.