On Monday, Army Chief General MM Naravane left for a three-day visit to South Korea. The agenda of this visit is to hold talks with top defence experts of South Korea and to expand bilateral military co-operation between the two Asian countries. Supposedly the visit is aimed at enhancing military diplomacy and future martial operations. The officials of South Korea said that their country is a major supplier of military goods and weapons for India.
Two weeks ago, MM Naravane went on a six-day visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. These visits show India’s thriving strategic relations with the two powerful and influential Gulf nations.
According to the officials, Army Chief General Naravane is slated to meet South Korea’s Defense Minister, Chief of Army Staff and Joint Chief of Staff in their capital, Seoul. Further, General Naravane will also meet the Minister of Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea. He will also lay a wreath to pay tribute to the martyred soldiers of South Korea in National Cemetery and War Memorial located in Seoul.
The Indian Army announced in a statement that the army chief will discuss strategies to strengthen defence relations between the Republic of India and South Korea. Army Chief Naravane will also visit South Korea’s ‘Combat Training Center’ (CTC) in Gangwon Province and ‘Advanced Defence Development’ (ADD) in Daejeon city.
Last month, General Naravane went on a three-day visit to Nepal and in October he went to Myanmar along with the Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla.