The Vietnam People's Army consists of the regular troops and the local troops. It has a standing army and a reserve force. The standing army comprises armymen on active service and defence employees and defence workers serving in the army. The reserve force is composed of all reserve servicemen who have been selected and arranged to meet the requirements of mobilization in accordance with the plan of mobilization. 1. The regular troops The regular troops are the backbone of the Vietnam People's Army which includes services, arms and specialized troops with high mobility and ready to meet the combat requirements in all circumstances, at any time and in any places. Besides the units trained for combat readiness, there is a complete system of logistical and technical units, academies, research institutes, officer training schools and specialized schools of different levels The Army The Vietnamese Army consists of military regions, army corps, combined arms and arms … [Read more...] about The Vietnam people’s Army today
Following the instructions from President Ho Chi Minh - the founder and the leader the Vietnam Communist Party, the venerated leader of the Vietnamese people and the beloved father of the Vietnamese Armed Forces, on December 22, 1944, in the Viet Bac war zone, the Vietnamese Propaganda Unit of the Liberation Army was established. That is the founding day of the Vietnam People's Army. The Vietnam People's Army, which bears the nature of the working class and the profound characteristics of the nation and the people, is an army that is from the people, by the people and for the people. The targets of fighting of the Vietnam People's Army are for the freedom and independence of the Motherland, for socialism and for the happiness of the people. For the past 65 years since its establishment (December 22, 1944 - December 22, 2009), under the leadership of the Vietnam Communist Party and President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnam People's Army, having the love and protection from the people and … [Read more...] about The Vietnam people’s Army the process of its founding, fighting, building and growing up
On the afternoon of December 22, Dong Nai Military Commander held a get-together on the occasion of the 66th Anniversary of the Founding of Vietnam People's Army (December 22, 1944 - December 22, 2010), of the 21st Anniversary of People's National Defence Day and of the 65th Anniversary of Military Zone 7. The get-together was attended by Major General and Deputy Commander of Military Zone 7 Phung The Quang, Chairman of Dong Nai Provincial People's Committee Vo Van Mot, Colonel and Commander of Dong Nai Armed Forces Vo Minh Luong and the representatives of Dong Nai Provincial Party Committee, People's Committee and Fatherland Front Committee, committees, sectors, unions and generations of soldiers and armed forces heroes in Dong Nai. Get-together participants On behalf of Dong Nai Ministry of Military and of the generations of soldiers and armed forces heroes attended the get-together. Colonel and Deputy Commander of Dong Nai Military Headquarters Duong Hoa Hiep reminisced … [Read more...] about A Get-together Held to Celebrate the 66th Anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army (December 22, 1944 – December 22, 2010), the 21st Anniversary of People’s National Defense Day and the 65th Anniversary of the Traditional Day of Military Zone 7.
Vietnamese urbanites don’s use CRT TVs any more. They can afford flat screen TVs (LCD, LED screen). However, the problem is that the high grade TVs now just serve the watching of standard definition (SD) TV programs. Trying to win the future wife’s parents, Le Thanh Trung in Hoang Mai district in Hanoi gave them a present – a LCD 32 inch TV – which has replaced the old CRT TV. However, the parents seem to be unsatisfied with the new TV, because the images are stretched, making things “stout and short.” The problem lies in the screen ratio of 16:9. If adjusting the ratio to 4:3, the display area would be reduced considerably, not to mention the two black stripes arising on the two edges of the screen which looks very uncomfortable. In fact, this is the problem a lot of consumers are facing. The advantages of high definition (HD) TVs cannot be shown in Vietnam because of the lack of HD TV programs. SD TV programs, which have been developed to … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, people use HD TVs to watch SD TV programs
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), made the statement while receiving Chief of Staff of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Gen. Koji Yamazaki in Hanoi on January 8.Gen. Koji Yamazaki expressed his delight at his visit to Vietnam to get a better understanding about Vietnamese land and people and the VPA.During his earlier talks with Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA Lieut. Gen. Pham Hong Huong, both sides discussed cooperation orientations between the two forces, especially their involvement in United Nations peacekeeping missions, humanitarian relief, disaster settlement and military medicine collaboration.They briefed each other on ground force' operations, and defence policies, and compared notes on regional and international issues of shared concern. … [Read more...] about Vietnam People’s Army Chief praises defence ties with Japan