South Korean Defence minister witnesses Indian Army paratrooper exercise
Agra/UNI: The South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on Saturday morning witnessed a paratrooper exercise by the Indian Army here in a glaring field exercise.
The event was organised to show military skill of the Para Regiment to the visiting dignitary at Indian Air Force (IAF) drop ground nearby the city. The Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane was also present at the event.
Wook began his three-day visit to India on Thursday with a focus on boosting bilateral defence and strengthening defence ties.
During his visit, Wook has held wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on military cooperation.
In a half an hour show, around 25 paratroopers showed combat free fall, wherein they were dropped from an aircraft at the height of around 12,000 feet.
Later, around 80 paratroopers showed static line jump, wherein they were dropped from an aircraft at the height of around 1,250 feet. Military equipment was also dropped from the aircraft.
A total of 650 soldiers were involved in this exercise.
Suh Wook then visited to Indian Army’s 60 Para Field Hospital, which provided medical aid to UN and South Korean personnel during the Korean War of the 1950s.
An Indo-Korean friendship park was jointly inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Suh Wook at Delhi cantonment on Friday.
The park has been built to commemorate the contribution of Indian peacekeeping force during the Korean war of 1950-53.
South Korea has been a major supplier of weapons and military equipment to India. In 2019, the two countries finalised a road map for cooperation in joint production of various land and naval systems.