South Korea’s National Defence Minister to be on 3- day visit to India from today.S. Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook visiting India.
Defence ministry said the upcoming talks will focus on defense cooperation between the two countries.
“(Suh’s) India visit comes at the request of the Indian defense ministry and there is no plan to discuss the Quad,” ministry spokesman Boo Seung-chan sai
Minister of National Defence of Republic of Korea (RoK) Mr Suh Wook will be on a three day visit to India from today. During the visit, the dignitary will hold bilateral meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss India-RoK defence cooperation along with other regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Ministry of Defence in a statement said that an Indo-Korean Friendship Park will also be jointly inaugurated by the visiting dignitary and Raksha Mantri at Delhi Cantt. Mr Suh Wook will also travel to Agra during the visit.
Suh will fly to India for a three-day visit on Thursday at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh, for a ministerial meeting.
During the visit, he plans to attend a ceremony to mark the official opening of the “Indo-Korean Friendship Park” in New Delhi, which was established upon the agreement of their leaders in 2019.
A monument set up at the park to mark the sacrifice and commitment of Indian troops during the 1950-53 Korean War will also be unveiled, according to the ministry.
During the war, India sent its 60th Parachute Field Ambulance Platoon of 627 medics, who took care of 220,000 soldiers and civilians, according to Seoul government data.
“This visit is to resume our defense diplomacy activities which have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since last year in order to invigorate defense exchanges and cooperation with the nations,” the ministry said.
He is to return home on Sunday.