The Indian Goverment has approved training of Vietnam Air Force pilot on Sukhoi-30 aircraft, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar issued a statement in Parliament on December 12.
By 2015, Vietnam will have a modest fleet of around 35 Su-30 MK2 jets.
India is one of the largest users of the Russian-origin Su-30 MKIs and has developed strong expertise in operating the advanced jet. Malaysian pilots have also been trained by the IAF.
India will also train Vietnamese naval personnel in handling Russian Kilo-class submarines.