February 25, 2021
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Strong partnership
India seeks South Korean defence technology Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East diplomacy  was in full play during his recent visit to Seoul, South Korea. Though the two countries enjoy warm friendly relations since decades and the South Korean economic engagement with India has become so deep rooted that Korean companies have become  household names in India, the two countries have only recently begun to realize the strategic potentials of partnership. This is why during Modi’s visit to Seoul, the two countries decided to upgrade the partnership to Special Strategic Partnership, and  together  expects to play a very important role in East Asian affairs. This new level of partnership will help transform the bilateral relations  and forge a new cooperative partnership  in defence sector, with Korean companies promising to participate in India’s warship production program. The Hyundai has already agreed to discuss the possibilities of  making a warship in India. South Koreans are considered a leading ship manufacturer of the world and their participation in India’s warship construction program will greatly boost Indian shipping sector. South Korean defence industry wants to achieve the status of top ten defence exporter of the world  and would definitely like to participate in the modernization program of the Indian armed forces.  Indian  policy makers have realized that the South Ko
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