Vietnam Eyes US Arms, Downplay China Impact

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The world situation is changing.

    The so called 'Peaceful Rise' of China, having become non peaceful rise, has raised the hackles of all countries which are on the periphery of China.

    Notwithstanding the economic relations that China has with the US, the US attitude is well documented and that is far from being pleasant.

    The fact that China seems to be in a position to upset the world order spooks all, including the US, notwithstanding the cosmetic bonhomie.

    Therefore, it is not unusual to find the US as being seen as the bulwark to the hegemony that China displays, devouring territories of others around the periphery.

    US arms plays a important part in ensuring the least rocking of the world order and a contercurrent to China's hegemonic decouring.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    this could well be the nail that the usa has been looking for

    it could also be that if India is not wiling to play the role of counter-balancer to ccp-china
    then the usa might be looking to Vietnam to fulfil that role
     
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    Yeah. The Dutch joint-venture (Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards Group and Vietnam’s Song Cam Shipyard) will help Vietnam.

    This vessel (in your post) is one of the Rescue gear vessels and on top of it there are one more project, multi-function aviation training vessel.
     
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    But can it full fill the role as India would?
     
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    Do you know if they are manufacturing ships for any other navy, apart from Australia's?

    What role, in "containing" China do you imagine India would have?

    India has an enormous Army and Air Force, but it has little, to no, capability to project its force. And while, like Vietnam, India is China's neighbour, the Himalayas are between India and China.
     

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