Indian private firms to participate in Vietnam’s military modernisation

Government has asked the Indian Private Defence Manufacturers to take initiative and explore and actively participate in Vietnamese modernization of defence forces. The major areas identified for working together are upgradation of thermal sights and fire control systems for - BMP, T 54 and T 55 tanks; upgradation of MI 17 / Mi 8 Helicopters, shipbuilding programmes, missile systems from India and software defined radios from Vietnam. The move is expected to open the doors of strategic exports for India.


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