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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh addresses 8th Seoul Defense Dialogue in South Korea

Speaking at this event, Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh said that today no country is bereft of the menace of terrorism. He said that the world community should put pressure on countries supporting terrorism.

Rajnath Singh reiterated India’s commitment of working for peace whether be it from Fiji to Yemen where India has been first in rendering humanitarian assistance. He also said that India is committed to play a decisive role in Asia. He said that defence diplomacy and strengthening security forces are two sides of the same coin.

Raksha Mantri further stated that India advocates an open and inclusive architecture for the Indo-Pacific region, with ASEAN centrality, equal access to the global commons, freedom of navigation in the seas and in the air and unimpended commerce, a rule based order and dialogue as the means to resolve disputes.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon.

Following bilateral talks between Indian and Korean defense minister, two MoU were signed. First MoU was signed for Military or Defense educational exchanges while the second was inked between both the Navies for Logistics support.

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