Author Profile :
Helen Clark was based in Hanoi from 2006 to 2012 as a magazine editor and correspondent. She has written for some two dozen publications including The Economist, Time, The Diplomat and the Australian Associated Press. She writes regularly for The Diplomat these days and still watches Hanoi closely, if from afar.
During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.