Defence Minister A K Antony is welcomed by South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young
upon his arrival at Defence Ministry in Seoul.
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September 4, 2010
India, South Korea sign landmark defence deals
India and South Korea on Friday signed two landmark defence arrangements that envisage joint military training and exercises besides co-development and production of defence products during the first ever visit by an Indian Defence Minster to Seoul. The Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were finalised after several rounds of discussions between Defence Minister A K Antony and his South Korean counterpart Kim Tae-young in Seoul.
The first MoU that will be valid for five years relates to enhancing exchange of military experience by conducting joint training exercises and increasing visits by military personnel between the countries. “The MoU envisages mutual exchange of visits by military personnel and experts, including civilian staff associated with defence services, military education and training and conduct of military exercises, exchange of visits of ships and aircraft, as jointly decided between the two countries,” Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar, who is accompanying the minister, said.
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