India, Korea sign major agreements to enhance defence co-operation

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  6 Sep 2019 9:03 AM GMT
India, Korea sign major agreements to enhance defence co-operation

New Delhi: On the second day of his three-day visit to the Republic Of Korea (ROK) in Seoul, defence minister Rajnath Singh held talks with minister of national defence of ROK, Jeong Kyeongdoo on Thursday.

Two major agreements to further defence educational exchanges and extend logistical support to the Navies of both the countries were also signed. The agreements are set to enhance defence co-operation between both the countries, they noted.

Bilateral defence co-operation was reviewed by the two leaders who noted that defence co-operation lies at the heart of the Special Strategic Partnership between India and ROK. They discussed the ongoing co-operation at Service-to-Service level and prospects for enhanced co-operation between defence industries of India and Korea. The ministers also exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual interest.

Mr Rajnath Singh paid homage at the National Cemetery of Korea to the Korean martyrs. He also visited the War Memorial where he presented a copy of the citation received by the Indian 60th Para Field Hospital for its exceptional contributions during the Korean War.

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