Vietnam's Defense Minister, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh has confirmed that his country is going to purchase Kilo class submarines, Su-30MK and air defense missiles.

He stressed that decision to purchase of 6 Improved Kilo Project 636M diesel electric submarines, Su-30MK fighter jets and air defense missiles were not connected to the May 26 incident, as these purchased are part of Vietnam's efforts to meet its legitimate self defense requirements.

Vietnam' has launched an protests over a May 26 incident with the Chinese authorities. On May 26, 3  ships of the Chinese Coast Guards harassed Binh Minh 02, a surveying ship of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) within Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone.

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