Synergising Security Cooperation between India and the Republic of Korea
Date : 19 Dec, 2019     Time : 1000-1330 hrs

Though largely known for the trade and economic engagement component, over the years, the India-Republic of Korea (ROK) relationship has evolved to become multi-dimensional. Both sides have expressed a mutual interest in expanding the scope of ties further, particularly in the sphere of security cooperation.

On 19 December 2019, IPCS and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India jointly hosted a round-table discussion with an aim to facilitate greater clarity on each side’s priorities and concerns as well as to identify actionable and measurable ways forward for sustainable security cooperation.

The round-table discussion was conducted over two sessions—‘National Threat Assessments’, and ‘Transnational Considerations’—and took place from 1000-1330 hrs at The Claridges, New Delhi.

The speakers were:

  • Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra | Associate Professor, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU, and Visiting Fellow and Columnist, IPCS.
  • Dr Bora Park | Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS), Republic of Korea (ROK).
  • Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy | Deputy Director, IPCS, and Coordinator, IPCS' Centre for Internal and Regional Security.

The discussion was chaired by Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba, President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army.