Raksha Mantri invites South Korean Defence companies to India, Holds Talks With Counter part

India and Republic of Korea (ROK) have formulated a forward looking roadmap to take bilateral Defence Industry co-operation to the next level, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said today while addressing CEOs of Korean and Indian Defence Industries in Seoul, in the presence of Minister of Defence Acquisition and Program Administration, ROK, Mr Wang Jung-hong. Raksha Mantri said the roadmap has listed a number of proposed areas of co-operation in sectors of Land Systems, Aero Systems, Naval Systems, R&D co-operation and collaboration in Testing, Certification and Quality Assurance. Shri Rajnath Singh invited the Korean Industry to explore the feasibility of local production of items, used in main weapon system, imported by Indian Defence PSUs. He proposed setting up of a task force which identifies such items which are economically viable and locally produced in India resulting in reduction of import bill.

 Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh held talks with Minister of National Defence of Republic of Korea, Mr. Jeong Kyeongdoo in Seoul. The two leaders comprehensively review bilateral defence co-operation Two agreements signed to further defence educational exchanges and extend logistical support to each other’s Navies

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