On March 26, Deputy PM Nhan and his entourage paid a working visit to Bangalore in Karnataka state.
Meeting with Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj, Deputy PM Nhan proposed Karnataka become a strategic software partner of Vietnam and said Vietnam could send 30 to 50 students to Karnataka for postgraduate training.
He also asked the state’s information technology enterprises to seek Vietnamese universities as partners to build a Bangalore information technology centre which could attract Vietnamese students and Indian investors.
The Vietnamese Deputy PM requested the Indian state co-operate with Vietnam in cyber security.
For his part, Governor Bhardwaj said that India’s policy is to boost co-operation with its partners and will try his best to support Bangalore enterprises to invest in Vietnam.
With Vietnam’s strong potential in human resources, the two sides recognised opportunities to enhance co-operation in this field.
Also on March 23, Deputy PM Nhan visited leading Indian IT group Infosys and the Indian Space Research Centre, to discuss co-operative opportunities with Vietnam.