Want to be born as a Vietnamese if there is rebirth, George Fernandes said once
Updated : January 29, 2019 12:24 PM IST
Addressing the annual conference of Karnataka Planters Association about one and half decades ago in Bengaluru when he was the defence minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet, the Mangaluru-born described Vietnamese people as a disciplined, committed and determined lot.
Fernandes had said he was India's first defence minister to have visited Vietnam. He noted that three million Vietnamese had been killed in conflicts with the US, France and China.