India and South Korea Signs Logistics Pact
- 07 Sep 2019
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India and South Korea have concluded a Military Logistics Agreement during the ongoing visit of Defence Minister to Seoul.
- The two countries have also formulated a forward-looking road map to take bilateral defence industry cooperation to the next level.
- The roadmap has also listed other areas of cooperation like Land Systems, Aero Systems, Naval Systems, R&D cooperation and collaboration in Testing, Certification and Quality Assurance.
- The two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed during the meeting which covers:
- Defence Educational Exchanges,
- To extend Logistical Support to each other’s Navies.
- The above agreements would help:
- Assured logistic support when India operates in the Indo-Pacific in the ports of South Korea.
- To extend the reach, presence and sustainability of Indian Navy ships when deployed at great distances.
- The recent meeting has also been considered as an opportunity to combine India’s ‘Act East Policy’ with the Republic of Korea’s ‘New Southern Policy’.