India signs military logistics pact with South Korea

  • 14:13 06 September 2019

India signs military logistics pact with South Korea

India signed a logistic support agreement with South Korea on Friday, deepening its defence ties with Seoul, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

The two countries signed the agreement at a bilateral meeting between India's Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeongdoo.

The agreement will establish basic terms, conditions, and procedures for the reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies, and services between the navies of India and South Korea.

"Two memoranda of understanding to further defence and educational exchanges and the extension of logistical support to each other’s navies were signed. These agreements will help enhance defence cooperation between India and the Republic of Korea," India's defence ministry stated, adding that the two ministers had exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual interest.

The ministers noted that defence cooperation lies at the heart of the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

​"They discussed the ongoing cooperation at the service-to-service level and prospects for enhanced cooperation between the Indian and Korean defence industries," the ministry added.

Note that on Thursday, India and Russia “agreed to prepare a framework for cooperation on reciprocal (military) logistics support” while “recognising the requirement of an institutional arrangement for the reciprocal provision of logistics support and services for the armed forces”.