Indian Deputy NSA meets South Korean NSA in Seoul for talks on emerging technologies
During his visit, he met with South Korean NSA Cho Tae-young to discuss defence cooperation, economic security, and emerging technologies.
Indian Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA) Vikram Misri is taking part in the fourth India-RoK Deputy NSA-level strategic dialogue in Seoul, South Korea, from 22 August to 23. During his visit, he met with South Korean NSA Cho Tae-young to discuss defence cooperation, economic security, and emerging technologies. The goal is to reinforce bilateral ties and prioritise critical technologies for economic and national security. Misri also met with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, who will first visit India in September for the G20 Summit.
Why does it matter?
India and South Korea highlight the importance of closer cooperation on critical and emerging technologies, which is essential for both countries to remain competitive in the global market. This initiative also aligns with India’s broader policy objectives, which include achieving technological sovereignty and enhancing its domestic high-tech capabilities. It is evident in various bilateral agreements aimed at fostering cooperation and sharing knowledge. For instance, India recently sined a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan to jointly work on semiconductor development.