A Rendezvous on Asia’s Next Tiger – Vietnam.
Q) The first step of building connect is awareness. But unlike Thailand or Indonesia where historical links helped build awareness, India does not have any historical links with Vietnam. How does one make Indians aware of Vietnam without the benefit of historical links?
A) India does have a historical link with Vietnam. But while most Indians are aware of their historical connect with Thailand, Cambodia or Bali, thanks to Ashoka’s Buddhism outreach or the linkages created by India’s Pallava, Chola, and Kalinga kingdoms, not many are aware of India’s history with Vietnam. The Champa kingdom, which started in southern Vietnam during the 4th century AD, was influenced by Hinduism. This kingdom flourished for over 1,000 years, a significant period when one looks at the average tenure of kingdoms in the medieval era.
Countries that are fast growing in economic values are often called ‘tigers’.
Now Vietnam is being called a tiger and in this interview with Sourajit Aiyer, Consultant-South Asia Fast Track & author of Bay of Bengal, he explains the underlying elements.
But as we all know: tigers have vanished from Vietnam because the government refused to take necessary action.
Why trust Vietnam now as an investor?