Indo-Korean Bilateral Friendship Park:
Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and South Korean Defence Minister, Suh Wook have inaugurated the “Indo-Korean Bilateral Friendship Park” in Delhi Cantt on March 26, 2021. Friendship Park has been built to commemorate the contribution of Indian peacekeepers in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.
India-South Korea Relations
- India-South Korea relations have strengthened in recent years with the convergence of Act East Policy (AEP) of India and New Southern Policy (NSP) of South Korea. Bilateral ties have frown multi-dimensional in the fields of Maritime security, nuclear disarmament, regional economic cooperation, counterterrorism, and energy cooperation.
- India had played a crucial role in the Korean wars from 1950 to 1953.
- In the year 1947, India’s first foreign secretary, K P S Menon, served as Chairman of the United Nations (UN) Commission which was set up to look after elections in South Korea.
- During the Korean War, warring sides accepted UN resolution which was sponsored by India to call a ceasefire.
- The official bilateral and diplomatic ties between both countries were started in 1962 at the consular level. In 1973, the relation was upgraded to Ambassador-level.