Singh holds telephonic talks with Kyeong-Doo

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/11/2020 12:07:46 AM

NEW DELHI, July 10: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a telephonic dialogue along with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-Doo with a concentrate on additional ramping up bilateral defence cooperation by launching joint manufacturing traces for army (hardware) and key platforms, officers mentioned.
South Korea has been a serious provider of weapons and army gear to India for a number of years. Last 12 months, the 2 international locations finalised a roadmap for cooperation in joint manufacturing of assorted land and naval methods.In May, the federal government introduced stress-free overseas direct funding norms in defence manufacturing by permitting 74 per cent FDI below the automated route with a view to draw abroad gamers within the sector.
The telephonic dialog came about within the midst of a tense border row between India and China. It is just not instantly identified whether or not the problem figured within the dialog. A defence ministry assertion mentioned views on the regional developments of shared safety pursuits have been additionally mentioned in the course of the telephonic name.
The officers mentioned the 2 ministers reviewed the progress on numerous bilateral defence cooperation initiatives and expressed dedication to further promote defence cooperation between the armed forces. “It was also agreed to take forward the agreements in the field of defence industry and defence technology cooperation between India and Republic of Korea,” the defence ministry mentioned. Officials mentioned the 2 sides mentioned methods to launch joint manufacturing traces for army {hardware} and key platforms.
The defence ministry mentioned the ministers additionally mentioned points pertaining to the COVID-19 and agreed to work collectively to take care of the complicated challenges posed by the pandemic. “Singh informed Jeong Kyeong-Doo on India’s contribution to international efforts against COVID-19 and discussed areas of mutual cooperation in the global fight against the pandemic,” it mentioned.



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