Last updated on 13th July 2018
I had shared some pics and videos related to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's recent visit to India, on Facebook. This blog post is based on those shares on Facebook.
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[Indian PM Narendra Modi:] Pictures from the ceremonial welcome for Mr. Moon Jae-in, the President of the Republic of Korea.
Above pics and text courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/narendramodi/posts/10160662052440165
https://www.facebook.com/PresidentOfIndia/videos/431160024063662/ has a video on "Ceremonial reception of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, at Rashtrapati Bhavan".
[Indian PM Narendra Modi:] A partnership powered by technology and innovation.
President Moon Jae-in and I inaugurated Samsung Mobile's new production unit in Noida. This is a special moment for India’s manufacturing sector.
In my Facebook share of the above at https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/2210122335870998, I wrote the following:
Wonderful to see such flowering of ties between South Korea and India. Great to see Samsung set up this manufacturing facility for mobiles in India. BTW I am watching this on a Samsung TFT monitor!
Really happy to see democracy, free enterprise and trade in/between two sovereign Asian countries of South Korea and India, flourish. My prayers to God for these ties to grow and result in closer people-to-people ties between South Korea and India.
I should also add that as an Indian, I was treated well by South Koreans during my stay in Seoul, South Korea for around 2 months in the early 1990s when I went there for a software project. I have nice memories of my stay there including having some super-spicy Kimchi! :-).
So I am really glad to see this industrialization partnership in high-tech area between South Korea and India. I now live in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, and so am very happy about another South Korean industrial firm, Kia Motors, setting up a manufacturing plant in nearby Penukonda.
I also added a similar (or same) comment to above Facebook post of (Indian PM) Narendra Modi.
This Times of India Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia/posts/10156711448632139, had the following text, "It is expected to manufacture nearly 120 million mobile phones." and shared this Times of India article: Samsung mobile unit in Noida to have world’s largest production capacity, https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/samsung-mobile-unit-in-noida-to-have-worlds-largest-production-capacity/articleshow/64910898.cms, 9th July 2018
13th July 2018 Update
Here's a relevant editorial article in The Hindu today (13th July 2018), Moon shine: on India-South Korea ties, https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/moon-shine-on-india-south-korea-ties/article24401229.ece. Its concluding sentence is: "At a time when U.S. foreign policy is capricious and unpredictable, and China’s is making purposeful moves towards global domination, it is important that the South Korea-India partnership grows and consolidates, to contribute to stability in the region." I completely agree with this concluding sentence.