Centre for Vietnam Studies, New Delhi, India seeks to provide a platform for the scholars to engage on the past, present and future of India-Vietnam relations. Initially launched as a Centre, it is expected to grow and evolve as a major interactive research forum for sharing ideas and exchange of scholars between India and Vietnam, organizing lectures, panel discussions, workshops, conferences and associate emerging scholars working on India-Vietnam relations both in India and abroad. The Centre envisages active association of all the stakeholders for mutual exchange of ideas and dissemination of information about the archetypical relationship between India and Vietnam encompassing centuries and beyond. Mandate of the Centre covers a wide range of issues ranging from historical and cultural ties to strengthening trade and investment; defense, strategic and maritime cooperation to non-traditional security issues; political and diplomatic engagements to cooperation in science technology and education; development partnership and regional value chains to culture, commerce and connectivity.
Over the years, Vietnam has emerged as a significant player in India’s foreign policy projection—a partner in sub-regional, regional, and multilateral fora. It is an integral member of ASEAN and plays an important role in India’s Act East policy. The elevation of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries to that of ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ is a clear indication of the goodwill, trust and importance the two countries place on their relationship. It is also an acknowledgment of the existing strong bilateral defense and security ties and our mutual desire to contribute to regional peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity. Moving beyond the ideological linkages, both countries have endeavoured to revamp their relations in the changing geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific. Read more