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Updated: March 26, 2012 11:09 IST

Manmohan recalls historic, cultural ties with S Korea

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a meeting at the Ppresidential House in Seoul on Sunday.
PTI Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a meeting at the Ppresidential House in Seoul on Sunday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday recalled India’s historical and cultural ties with South Korea dating back to thousands of years, as he proposed to cement relations with Seoul.

“Links between India and Korea go back thousands of years. Lord Buddha’s abiding message of peace resonates among both our peoples,” Dr. Singh said at a banquet hosted in his honour by his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak.

“We know of the legend that a Princess from Ayodhya travelled here to marry King Kim Suro.

I thank you for installing a bust of India’s great poet, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, who called your nation the ‘Lamp of the East’, in Seoul,” the Prime Minister said.

India regards you as a great supporter of a strong India-Korea partnership, he told Mr. Lee.

“It was during your historic visit to India in 2010 that we upgraded our relations to the level of a Strategic Partnership,” Dr. Singh said.

“We admire the way you have steered the Korean economy through the global economic downturn”.

This copy has been corrected for an editorial error.

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One thing is very fishy here!! Infrastructure is a delicate matter regarding internal-security and regional influences. No good country allows foreign-direct intervention in infrastructure. Where are our Shaporji-Pallonji, Adani Group, L&T, Kirloskar for Indian infrastructure ?? They are incapable? Then close down IITs, NITs, BITS, engineering universities in India. Why wasting tax-money on our incapable students. Anyway we need foreign engineers to design and build our roads, bridges, parliament, hospitals, buses, taxis etc. etc. By the way, India is talking of 40billion trade with S. Korea!! Well, in 2011, Korea is in gain with $5.5Billion surplus. So, in 2015 Korea will be in $35Billion surplus. Meaning, Indians will feed South Koreans. Great vision for a colonized residue country, India!! India should have tried to penetrate Korean market with its industries.

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Posted on: Mar 25, 2012 at 16:57 IST
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