India, Vietnam hold naval exercise

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  1. The second edition of Indian Navy-Vietnam People Navy Bilateral Exercise (IN – VPN BILAT EX) was concluded.The four-day maritime exercise was held at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with an aim to boost operational cooperation.
  2. The exercise involved a composite training programme in the fields of submarine,aviation and dockyard training.
  3. This exercise was undertaken as part of the ongoing Overseas Deployment of Eastern Fleet ships to South East Asian countries.
  4. This exercise is a significant step in strengthening mutual confidence and interoperability as well as sharing best practices between the Indian and the Vietnam People Navies.
  5. In 2016,during the visit of Indian Prime Minister to Vietnam,the relations between the two countries were elevated to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.