Vietnam and India’s Approach to the Indo-Pacific Region: Implication for Bilateral Relation Promotion

Nguyen Thi Oanh, Pham Thuy Nguyen
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal of Liberty and International Affairs
Issue Number
Publication Date
January 2021
Institute for Research and European Studies (IRES)
There have been tectonic shifts in the Indo-Pacific region, impacting relations among international actors, including traditionally close partners like Vietnam and India. By using the approach of realism and constructivism in international relations, this paper discusses Vietnam and India’s approach to the Indo-Pacific region to expand their substantive strategic relationship. The paper finds out that geopolitical changes in the Indo-Pacific directly influence the bilateral relation and create challenges as well as opportunities. By using the SWOT model, the paper analyzes driving factors and challenges to the Vietnam- India relations. Through the findings, it suggests both countries need to take advantages of the regional cooperation to further Vietnam-India’s strategic comprehensive partnership.
International Relations, International Cooperation, Geopolitics, Realism, Constructivism
Political Geography
India, Vietnam, Indo-Pacific