India, South Korea unveil industry roadmap

08 September 2019

India and South Korea have devised a roadmap for future defence industry co-operation, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

The MoD said the plan was revealed by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a meeting with senior officials from South Korea’s defence industry in Seoul on 6 September.

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the plan is centred on boosting Korean defence exports and supporting New Delhi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Citing Singh, the Indian MoD said, “India and the Republic of Korea have formulated a forward-looking roadmap to take bilateral defence industry co-operation to the next level." It added that the roadmap includes potential collaboration in activities including research, development, production, testing, and quality assurance across military air, land, and sea domains.

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