India, Republic of Korea hold Strategic Dialogue
At the invitation of India’s Deputy National Security Adviser Shri Pankaj Saran, Korean Second Deputy Director of National Security, Mr Kim Hyoung-zhin has visited New Delhi for the Third India-Republic of Korea (ROK) Strategic Dialogue between the National Security Council Secretariats of India and the ROK.
Within the framework of the close and strategic partnership between India and ROK, the two sides held in-depth discussions to enhance the Special Strategic Partnership. Both sides agreed to strengthen further and deepen mutually beneficial strategic cooperation in bilateral, regional, and global interest areas. lndigenisation, joint development and joint production in the defence sector between India and ROK was emphasized upon. Partnership in critical and high technologies and supply chain resilience were also discussed.
The two sides identified areas of cooperation in Cyber Security and Information Technology, Maritime Security and threats and challenges from terrorism, extremism and radicalisation. It was agreed to strengthen synergies between India's "Act East Policy" and ROK's "New Southern Policy".
During his visit on December 3, the Second Deputy Director of National Security of ROK called on India's National Security Adviser Ajit K Doval, KC and Minister of State for External Affairs Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.