PM Modi in Vietnam and it shows how Modi is actually cornering China. Even though Modi has not mentioned the name of South China Sea but the agreements clearly show the support for Vietnam whom China Called “Eunuch”.
Modi in Vietnam was in Hanoi and extended a $500 million credit for defense. Vietnam has become the 8th largest Arm Exporter in the world since 2011 and India has become the highest arm exported to Vietnam. As the tension is rising in the South China Sea, India and Vietnam are going partner in the region to intensify the collaboration and cooperation. It was previously reported that Hanoi is in the last stage of negotiations for Brahmos and that have irked China. The latest report indicates that India is planning to send a team of technicians to help and expertise people of Vietnam in Brahmos.
Modi in Vietnam and he also extended $5 million grant to Vietnam for Software engagement in Vietnam. The ISRO would help Vietnam for the space research and national progress. As per the new agreement, Archeological Survey of India would work to restore and rework on the monuments of Vietnam. Not only have that, a bilateral trade targeted of $15 billion till 2020. This can be a major worry signal for China. China and India trade about $100 billion per year. China is an Exporter and India is majorly an importer in this trade. China would never want any market loss in India under any circumstances. However, the message that is given by Modi in Vietnam should catch the ears of the Chinese people.