Connect with us

Featured

Indian Military Base in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Port To Protect Hanoi’s Economic and Territorial Interest

Published

on

Is Indian Military Base in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Port possible after securing access to the strategic Sabang Port in Indonesia? Many countries are keen to have a ‘Naval Base’ in Vietnam including Russia and the US, and there are speculations that Indian Military Base in Vietnam might be possible at Cam Ranh Port (even though Hanoi has stated that they are not keen on a Foreign Military Base). A EurAsian Times analysis.

How India is Countering China with Global Defence Treaties and Naval Bases

Indian Military Base in Vietnam?

In recent years, bilateral relations between India and Vietnam has grown significantly on regional security issues and trade. As EurAsian Times reported earlier, Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port (CRIP) is one of the best deep-water ports in the entire Indo-Pacific region conducive to dock submarines as well as huge aircraft carriers and other naval vessels.

Having good relations with India, whom it regards as a ‘strategic partner’, Hanoi has granted exclusive access to Indian Naval Ships to use the Nha Trang Port. According to RSIS the Indian Navy has been making regular visits to this southern Vietnamese port, and Vietnam has even asked India to develop this naval facility.

“The fact that not even US, a close ally of Vietnam in the region, has been conferred this privilege underscores Vietnam’s perceptions about the imperative of defence cooperation with India.”

Indian Military Base In Sabang, Indonesia Can Strangle China At The Strait of Malacca

In 2010, the then Vietnamese prime minister Nyugen Tan Dung had signed an agreement with India giving Indian naval ships base facilities at its ports and New Delhi agreed to help Hanoi expand its naval logistics capabilities and to train its army in jungle warfare.

India and Vietnam have a stake in ensuring the security of sea lanes and share concerns about China’s access to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Vietnam sees a partner in India to fight off China in the troublesome South China Sea.

The fight is for more than the control of territory. As per secondary research by EurAsian Times, it is estimated that there is 24.7 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas and 4.4 billion barrels of oil waiting to be tapped within the area in the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam and contested by China.

Experts talking to EurAsian Times stated that Vietnam is keen to find countries that are willing to invest in its natural resources and aren’t necessarily scared off by the threat of Chinese naval incursions. India and Vietnam’s strengthening relations and collaborations will no doubt pinch China. Asian security experts have noted that Beijing has been protesting against joint Vietnamese-Indian oil exploration activities in the South China Sea for almost a decade, but New Delhi has refused to budge.

Being a small state, Vietnam is always facing the threat of being used as a pawn between the US and China’s power politics. Thus, its turned to India for guidance and support. The proximity of Cam Ranh Bay port to the Malacca Strait and China makes it an ideal place for stifling China in a possible case of conflict. Thus, if Vietnam gives access to India at the strategic port, Hanoi should be able to secure all its economic interests and also ward-off any possible threats from a belligerent China.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas5 hours ago

Massive Flaw In US’ Stealth F-35 Fighter Jets Exposed During NATO Drills

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft designed to perform both air...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Armenia-Azerbaijan
EurAsian Region6 hours ago

Armenia Declares Martial Law, Prepares For A Possible War As Border Conflict Escalates With Azerbaijan

Due to flaring tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and...

China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone
Americas14 hours ago

US Demonstrates Technology To Launch A ‘Drone From A Drone’ & Recover It Back Mid-Air

General Atomics, the American defence giant has stated that it has carried out captive carry tests of its new air-launched...

ARMY-INDIA ARMY-INDIA
Featured15 hours ago

After Ladakh, Why Gilgit-Baltistan Could Be Next Big Flash Point Between India And China?

In a bid to gain further control on the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, Islamabad has decided to upgrade its status as...

sharif-modi-meeting sharif-modi-meeting
Featured17 hours ago

Nawaz Sharif’s Speech Against Pakistan Army Widely Celebrated In India – Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan denounced former PM Nawaz Sharif and stated that the opposition has only one agenda i.e. how...

INDIAN-ARMY INDIAN-ARMY
Asia Pacific1 day ago

Indian Army Has Deployed Additional 100,000 Troops Near The LAC – Top Chinese General

Despite the sixth round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China which failed to provide any significant breakthrough,...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Featured1 day ago

NATO Commitment Forces Germany To Acquire F-18 Super Hornets & Reduce Number Of Typhoons

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is looking to procure the new Eurofighter Typhoons and F-18 Super Hornets to bridge the gap...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Expert Reviews1 day ago

‘Hot Winters’ Ahead – China Says PLA Needs To Teach A Harsh Lesson To ‘Insincere’ India – OPED

The portents of war between China and India seem to be getting more and more darker by every passing day....

SAAB-GRIPEN SAAB-GRIPEN
Featured1 day ago

SAAB Delivers Gripen-E Jets To Brazil; Offers ‘Exceptional Deal’ To The Indian Air Force

With India’s new FDI model under the new indigenization drive, SAAB has seen it as a lucrative offer and is...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Europe2 days ago

After Rafale Jets, This Air Force Wants Stealth F-35s That Was Once Meant For Turkey?

While some recent reports indicated that with the arrival of F-35s, UAE cold shed some of its F-16s and sell...

Advertisement