Military Capabilities

India, South Korea exchange ‘roadmap’ plans for co-operation

05 February 2020

India and South Korea have pledged to develop defence industrial collaboration through a new “roadmap” outlining possible areas for joint projects.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a press release on 4 February that during talks in New Delhi the two countries’ defence ministers – India’s Rajnath Singh and South Korea’s Jeong Kyeong-doo – exchanged a “roadmap for defence industries co-operation”.

The MoD said the roadmap lists “a number of possible areas of co-operation including research and development (R&D)”.

The MoD did not elaborate but local media reports said the plan encompassed activities such as R&D, production, testing, and quality assurance across military air, land, and sea domains.

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