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PM Modi offers Vietnam $500 million credit line for defence cooperation

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HANOI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday his country would provide a credit line of half a billion dollars to Vietnam for defence cooperation, the latest sign of closer ties between two countries with separate territorial disputes with China.The credit offered by Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Vietnam in 15 years, was among a dozen cooperation agreements he signed in Hanoi alongside Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Vietnam is in the midst of a major military buildup that analysts say is a deterrant as neighboring China grows more assertive in ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 10:46 IST