President Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, welcomes Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in a ceremony before their talks in Beijing last week. Photo: Xinhua

China the elephant in the room as Vietnam and India draw closer in defence cooperation

Neeta Lal says in seeking to strengthen their military capabilities, India and Vietnam face a diplomatic challenge with a wary China looking on

Topic |   China-India relations

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President Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, welcomes Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in a ceremony before their talks in Beijing last week. Photo: Xinhua
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