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April, 04 2014 08:33:00

Viet Nam christens nation's first submarine fleet with flag-raising

The national flag is raised during a ceremony held yesterday for the country's first two submarines at Cam Ranh Port in central coastal Khanh Hoa Province. – VNA/VNS Photos Duc Tam

KHANH HOA (VNS) — A ceremony to raise the national flag on the country's first two submarines was held at Cam Ranh port in central coastal Khanh Hoa province yesterday.

In addition to the HQ-182 Hanoi and HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City, the country bought four other diesel-powered 636 Varshavyanka (kilo)-class submarines from Russia to modernise its navy and enhance its capacity to defend the country's territorial waters.

Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stressed that this was a milestone development for the Viet Nam People's Navy and the Viet Nam People's Army at large.

The Government leader reiterated Viet Nam's defence policy of peace and self-defence, adding that its military modernisation aimed to defend the country.

As scheduled, Russia will hand over to Viet Nam another submarine, the HQ-184 Hai Phong, within the year. — VNS

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