Centre for Vietnam Studies, New Delhi, India established after its announcement by the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam H. E. Tran Dai Quang on 4 th March 2018 during his Special Address at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi seeks to provide a platform for the scholars to engage in 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.