India-Vietnam Current Affairs

Sahyog HOP TAC -2018: First India-Vietnam Coast Guards exercise held in Bay of Bengal

The maiden joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Vietnam “Sahyog HOP TAC -2018” was held in the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast, Tamil Nadu. It was aimed at strengthening the working level relationship between coast guards of both navies.

Sahyog HOP TAC-2018

The exercise was aimed at acquainting coast guards of both countries with each other’s’ capabilities and strengthening working level relationship to rescue lives at sea. It encompassed scenario of hijacking of oil tanker and subsequent rescue of its crew in coordinated anti-piracy joint operation as well as preventive efforts for marine environment protection. Moreover, it also included interdiction of pirated vessels, coordinated joint boarding operation and external fire-fighting to salvage burning ships. From Indian side, Coast Guard ships Shaurya, Arnvesh and inreceptor boat C-431 along with Dornier aircraft and Chetak helicopter participated in the joint exercise. It also saw participation of Sagar Manjusa vessel of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).

Month: Categories: Defence Current Affairs 2018

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India, Vietnam inks MoU on Cooperation in field of atomic energy

India and Vietnam have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in field of atomic energy during official state visit Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam to India. It was signed between Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India (GCNEP) and Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM). Its purpose is to strengthen technical cooperation in field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.

Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)

GCNEP is sixth Research & Development unit under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It is located near Bahadurgarh, Haryana. It helps in capacity building, in association with interested countries and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is involved technology, human resource development, education & training and giving momentum to R&D in enlisted areas.

Objectives of GCNEP

Develop enhanced nuclear safeguards to effectively and efficiently monitor nuclear materials and facilities.

Establish accreditation facilities for radiation monitoring.

Train manpower in field of Nuclear Security and Radiological Safety.

Promote development of advanced, more proliferation resistant nuclear power reactors.

Provide education in field of Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, Isotopes and Radiation Technologies, nuclear forensic.

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