India and Vietnam are around 3200 kilometers away. Quite different cultures and lifestyles – the two countries are still having a few things in common and look forward to collaborations on several fronts.
In 2016, Cultural Centre of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations of India was opened in Hanoi, Vietnam. The center aims at establishing an Indo-Vietnamese collaboration among its citizens by providing Indian literature to Vietnamese population and thus encouraging them to explore India. Indian companies have also invested in Vietnam. Tata, an Indian conglomerate has started a coffee processing plant in Vietnam. HCL Technologies, an Indian IT company, also plans to start a massive IT operation center in Vietnam.
In the coming week, Delhi University’s Center for Global Studies is holding an Ambassadorial Lecture Series – India-Vietnam Relations in Changing Times: From Traditional Friendship to Strategic Partnership – Centre for Global Studies (January 18, 2022). The lecture can also be attended online.
Looking forward to a constructive and mutually benefitting relationship between the two nations.