Military Capabilities

India in talks with Vietnam over Akash SAM system

10 January 2017

India is in talks with Vietnam over the possible sale to Hanoi of its indigenously developed Akash self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, an Indian military source told IHS Jane's on 10 January.

Negotiations on the Akash follow recent Indian offers to supply the BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile to Vietnam as part of the strengthening military and strategic ties between the two countries.

Later this year India will begin training the pilots of Vietnam's fleet of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MK2 'Flanker F' multirole combat aircraft. India is already training Vietnamese navy personnel on how to operate the country's Russian-made Kilo-class submarines.

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