Indian naval ship INS Kiltan was despatched to ship aid materials for flood-affected folks in central Vietnam and it participated within the train on Saturday on its return journey, it mentioned.
The train has been carried out at a time when China has been increasing its navy assertiveness within the South China Sea however mounting world considerations and criticism.
“Passage train PASSEX (carried out) between Indian Navy and Vietnam People‘s Navy on December 26, 2020. Reinforcing maritime interoperability and jointness,” the Indian Navy tweeted on Sunday.
Passage Train #PASSEX between #IndianNavy and #Vietnam Folks’s Navy on 26 Dec 20. Reinforcing #Maritime… https://t.co/dqipn3rm24
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) 1609066047000
INS Kiltan had arrived on the Nha Rhang port of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis final Thursday with 15 tonnes of aid supplies for the flood-affected folks of central Vietnam.
The defence ministry had on Thursday mentioned the ship would undertake a passage train with the Vietnam Folks’s Navy within the South China Sea on its departure from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.
Greater than 230 folks died in central Vietnam as a result of floods that ravaged the area in October-November this yr.
Final Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a digital summit along with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc throughout which each the perimeters vowed to spice up total defence and safety cooperation together with within the maritime sphere.
Within the wake of rising navy muscle-flexing by China within the South China Sea area, the 2 leaders particularly reaffirmed the significance of sustaining freedom of navigation and overflight within the South China Sea.
The defence ministry had additionally mentioned on Thursday that the catastrophe aid help despatched by India to Vietnam is reflective of the deep people-to-people connection between the 2 pleasant international locations.
It mentioned the aid supplies might be handed over to Vietnam’s central steering committee for nationwide catastrophe prevention and management.
Vietnam, an vital nation of the ASEAN (Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations), has territorial disputes with China within the South China Sea area.
India has oil exploration initiatives within the Vietnamese waters within the South China Sea.
China claims sovereignty over all the South China Sea, an enormous supply of hydrocarbons. Nevertheless, a number of ASEAN member international locations, together with Vietnam, Philippines and Brunei, have made counter claims.