Vijay played by Vijay Amritraj is the second ally of Octopussy. As Bond arrives in India, Bond recognises Vijay as his contact when he hears him playing ‘The James Bond Theme’ on his flute whilst charming a snake.
A useful field agent, Vijay accompanies Bond on various missions in the early part of the film. He provides the getaway car for the exciting taxi chase through the streets of Delhi in the Tuk-Tuk Taxi. Vijay later keeps watch as Bond travels to meet Octopussy on her island, but is tragically killed by Gobinda and the Yo-Yo Thug.
Working as a tennis professional (his real-life occupation) at Kamal’s club, Vijay becomes more than just an ally. He quickly becomes a trusted friend of Bond, sharing the same interests and sense of humour. Vijay proves he is a fearless field agent who provides expert help to Bond, making a great team. When Bond returns from Octopussy’s floating island he is clearly upset to learn of Vijay’s death - the lost of a helpful ally, and a good friend. §