- Rajnath said – If you work on these 5 principles of respect, dialogue, peace, cooperation and prosperity, success is certain
- Defense Minister said- Countries working for harmony should have the right to go to the sea and air areas of all countries.
Seoul: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, on Thursday that India has never attacked any country in history, but we will not hesitate to take strong steps in our security. Our objective is to strengthen the security of the country. India’s defense diplomacy is the main pillar of this strategy. He said this while addressing a special session of Seoul Defense Dialogue.
Rajnath also mentions 5 principles prevalent in India: Rajnath also mentioned the 5 principles prevalent in India for centuries. He said, “If we work on the ideas of respect, dialogue, peace, cooperation and prosperity, nothing can stop us from being successful. Countries working for mutual harmony in the Indo-Pacific region should be provided an opportunity to visit every country. At the same time, equal rights of access to maritime and airspace should be given. India advocates an open and inclusive infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region.”
‘Giving prominence to its neighbors’: The Defense Minister said that as per the Prime Minister’s policy of ‘Neighbour First’, India’s neighbouring countries are being given preference. India is expanding cooperation with countries involved in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
‘Cultural Relations between India and South Korea’: On the cultural relations between India and South Korea, Rajnath said that Buddhism emerged in India and later spread to South-East Asian countries. Buddhism reached Korea around 2000 years ago. India and South Korea also have family ties. Queen Heo Hwang-ok had traveled from Ayodhya to marry King Suro of Gimhae.
Also paid tribute to the martyrs of Korea: Rajnath reached South Korea Wednesday. He discussed bilateral relations with Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon. Rajnath also visited Seoul’s National Memorial in Seoul on Thursday to pay tribute to the Korean martyrs.