India and South Korea emphasized on joint development and joint production in the defence sector

India and South Korea on Friday held their Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi and conducted in-depth discussions to further enhance their Special Strategic Partnership.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, during the Dialogue, both sides agreed to further strengthen and deepen mutually beneficial strategic cooperation in areas of bilateral, regional and global interest.

Both sides also emphasized joint development and joint production in the defence sector between India and South Korea, the MEA said, adding that 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 radicalization, the MEA maintained.

It was agreed to strengthen synergies between India's “Act East Policy” and South Korea’s “New Southern Policy.”

At the Strategic Dialogue, while India was represented by Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran, South Korea was represented by the country’s Second Deputy Director of National Security Kim Hyoung-zhin.

As per the MEA, during his trip, Second Deputy Director of National Security of South Korea Kim Hyoung-zhin who visited India at the invitation of Deputy NSA Pankaj Saran, called on National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.