June 06 2011
Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh says Hanoi's purchase of six Russian-built Kilo-class attack submarines is intended "to defend" Vietnam, Defense News reports.
Thanh's remarks took place Sunday at the 10th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Analysts have put the price tag for the deal at just over $3 billion.
Hanoi recently lodged protests over a May 26 incident when three Chinese vessels reportedly harassed a Vietnamese oil exploration seismic survey vessel in...
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