Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Holds Talks with South Korean Counterpart


New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeongdoo, on the second day of his three-day visit to that country in Seoul on September 5.


During the talks, the two leaders comprehensively reviewed bilateral defence co-operation noting that defence co-operation lies at the heart of the Special Strategic Partnership between India and South Korea. They discussed the ongoing co-operation at Service-to-Service level and prospects for enhanced co-operation between defence industries of India and South Korea. The two Ministers also exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual interest.

Two major agreements to further defence educational exchanges and extend logistical support to each other’s Navies were signed. The agreements will help enhance defence co-operation between two countries.

Singh also paid homage at the National Cemetery of Korea to the brave martyrs who had laid down their lives for the Korean nation. He also visited the War Memorial to which he presented a copy of the citation received by the Indian 60th Para Field Hospital for its exceptional contributions during the Korean War.