MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday, “India and Vietnam enjoy excellent political relations.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said last month that Vietnam was considering legal action against the Chinese move.
The daylong sports festival was held on Vietnamese-occupied Southwest Cay Island and also included cultural presentations.
It is the worst breakdown in ties between two Communist neighbours since the short border war in 1979.
Anti-Chinese sentiment is never far from the surface in Vietnam.
There were about a hundred people sent to the hospital last night. Many were Chinese, said a doctor.
Amitabh Mattoo said, “Chinese assertiveness is bordering on aggressiveness and there seems to be a pattern to Chinese Maritime behaviour.”
China’s stationing of the oil rig is widely seen as one of its most provocative steps in asserting its sovereignty in the South China Sea.
Dissident bloggers are accused of violating Article 258, which carries a maximum seven-years jail sentence.
The area of the search would be widened from Tuesday, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority, said.
China launched an attack on smaller maritime neighbours contesting their China’s claims over the South China Sea.
Vietnamese developer says game has ruined his life
The bank also appointed Kartik Kaushik as the deputy head of consumer banking in India.
Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent for anybody critical of the government on Facebook.
Indias ties with Vietnam must break with the sentimentalism of the past.