India shares close political and strategic ties with the Southeast Asian subregion of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (or the CLMV countries). However, their economic ties remain weak.
Over 100 photographs taken around the country show the Vietnamese coast is being overwhelmed by garbage.
They said the situation is getting worse and will adversely affect the well-being, livelihood and seasonal farming of citizens.
There is a 94km sea dyke especially to protect the coast in the storm season. But in recent years the increasing occurrence of strong tides and waves has been causing more and more landslides, leading to loss of land and sometimes even protective forests.
Chinese firms are growing hundreds of thousands of acres of tissue-culture bananas that use excessive amounts of fertiliser and pesticides, damaging the environment.