Both sides have been gradually regionalizing their expanding bilateral security relationship, with broader implications for the Indo-Pacific.
A major general has proposed films that promote “law-breaking” behavior or themes of selfishness and unpunished crimes should be banned in Vietnam.
Tokyo says the new deal elevates the Japan-Vietnam defence partnership to a ‘new level’.
Overwhelmed hospitals and food shortages in Ho Chi Minh City as authorities extend total lockdown.
Vietnam will deploy troops to industrial Binh Duong province, a major manufacturing hub in the Southeast Asian country, to help contain an expected 50,000 additional coronavirus infections there over the next two weeks, the government said on Thursday.
Vietnam deployed soldiers to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to help enforce a strict lockdown in the country’s biggest urban area and the current epicentre of its worst coronavirus outbreak to date.
Vietnam’s government said it is sending troops to Ho Chi Minh City to help deliver food and aid to households as it further tightens restrictions on people’s movements amid a worsening surge of the coronavirus.
Moscow’s interests in Hanoi’s arms and oil make for a tricky strategic juggling act with Beijing.
United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in Vietnam looking to bolster security ties with Hanoi, one of several Southeast Asian nations embroiled in a dispute over the South China Sea.
Recent conditions—and China’s provocative actions—have set the stage for a new relationship.
In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media “influencers” are more likely to be soldiers than celebrities.
According to the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Vietnam is strengthening its maritime militia. Though the figures appear to be exaggerated, Vietnam’s action is propelled by the escalating Chinese aggressive activities.
“No Vietnamese leader has any intention of making concessions to China on sovereignty,” former Deputy Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh has said unequivocally.
Despite its initial success, COVID-19 has revealed Vietnam’s lack of preparedness for biological threats.
The U.S. has agreed to sell T-6 trainer aircraft to Vietnam to help improve pilot training, Pacific Air Forces Commander Kenneth Wilsbach said on Friday.
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Vietnam sent 314 military personnel to the Cambodia border Sunday to prevent illegal entry into the country as the latter experiences a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Senior Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe is visiting Vietnam with a high-level military delegation to strengthen bilateral relations.
Activities in waters near Hainan, Paracel and Spratly islands have ‘threatened China’s maritime law enforcement and national defence security’, Naval and Merchant Ships says Matter must be ‘taken seriously and dealt with in a timely manner’, it says
It’s no friend of either the US or China – now both are vying for this country to “back a winner” in the South China Sea.
The Ministry of National Defense Monday launched one high-speed patrol boat built with India technical and financial assistance and held the keel-laying ceremony for another.
China’s muscling in with missile boats. The Philippines is sending over aircraft. Now another play has laid a stake in the South China Sea.
China is using militia-run fishing vessels to maintain its illegal presence and exert control over East Sea territory without resorting to direct confrontation, an expert says.
As soon as he took office in 2017, former US president Donald Trump adopted the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy to maintain US influence and presence in the region and restrain China. Trump’s then US secretary of defense James…
Positions in disputed waters are being strengthened by both countries to counter China’s territorial claims
Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems installed on most of its bases in the disputed archipelago to ‘ensure it can strike Chinese facilities’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says the most significant upgrades in the past two years have been…