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Indian army chief visits South Korea, to further deepen defense relations with the Republic of Korea

 New Delhi, 28 December (FastMail) - In the course of India's diplomatic visits, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane is one  three-day visit to South Korea. On Monday, the first day of the visit, he paid tribute to the veterans of the Korean War at the National War Memorial in Seoul. This visit of the Chief of Army Staff is also historic in the sense that for the first time the Chief of Army Staff of India has visited South Korea. The Indian embassy in Seoul said in a statement that the visit of Army Chief Narwane was a sign of increased strategic and defense cooperation between the two countries.


General Manoj Mukund Narwane, who is on his first visit to strategically important South Korea, will meet with senior military officials and top leaders of the Republic of Korea during his three-day visit from December 28-30. He is also scheduled to meet the Minister of National Defense, Chief of Army Staff, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Minister of Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), where they will discuss ways to further India-Korea defense relations. Will discuss. The Army Chief will also visit the Korea Combat Training Center in Narwane Inj County, Gangwon Province and the Advanced Defense Development (ADD) in Daejeon.



 General Narwane will meet on Wednesday with South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Won-chul, Head of Defense Acquisition Program Administration Kang Eun-ho and his counterpart Yong-Shin. Matters of mutual interest are expected to be discussed during the meeting with the Korean army chief. In fact, China is being seen as a threat to the very existence of South Korea, so many political and diplomatic implications of this visit of the army chief are being extracted.


Earlier, General Narwane had gone on a six-day visit to the Gulf countries. In the first leg of his visit, the Army Chief visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 9-10, where he met with senior UAE military officials to discuss the possibility of strengthening defense ties between the two countries. He met with Maj. Gen. Saleh Mohammed Saleh Al Amiri, Commander of the UAE Land Forces and Staff, to discuss issues of mutual interest and defense cooperation.


In the second leg of the visit, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane held several meetings with senior officials of military installations in Saudi Arabia on December 13-14. He discussed issues of mutual interest and defense cooperation with military officials. His visit is expected to open new avenues of cooperation in the field of defense and security. He has also visited Myanmar and Nepal before.

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