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India and Vietnam vow to work toward open Indo-Pacific

Modi and Tran make pledges that send a message to China

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands in New Delhi on March 3, 2018. (Press Information Bureau photo)

NEW DELHI -- India and Vietnam on Saturday pledged to jointly work for an "independent, open and prosperous" Indo-Pacific region.

In using these words, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang were sending a message to an increasingly assertive China.

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