IPCS Ambassador Lecture Series | Vietnam-India Relations: Past, Present, and Future
Date : 06 Jun, 2018     Time : 1530-1700 hrs

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted H E Mr Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam to India, who delivered his remarks on 'Vietnam-India Relations: Past, Present, and Future', on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1500-1630 hrs. The interaction was chaired by Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba, President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff.

Read the discussion report, here.


1530-1535 hrs | Opening Remarks by the Chair
Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba
President, IPCS, Ex-Officio Member, IPCS Governing Council and Former Vice Chief of Staff, Indian Army
1535-1605 hrs | Vietnam and India: Past, Present, and Future
H.E. Mr Ton Sinh Thanh
Ambassador of Vietnam to India, Nepal, and Bhutan

1605-1630 hrs | Discussion

1630-1645 hrs | Closing Remarks by the Chair

1645 hrs | High Tea


H E Mr Ton Sinh Thanh is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to India with concurrent accreditation to Nepal and Bhutan. He joined Vietnam's diplomatic services in 1980, and in his career spanning over three decades, he has served in various capacities, including as Vietnam's Ambassador to Sri Lanka; Director General, Department for Western Borders, National Boundary Commission; and Deputy Director-South Asia, South East Asia, South Pacific, among others.

Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba, PVSM, AVSM, is President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army. His operational experience includes participation in the 1971 conflict; multiple tenures in counter-insurgency operations; and command of a strike corps and a front line division. He is currently engaged with Indian and international forums on strategic and security initiatives, defence analysis, and track-II dialogues.