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By Newsgram Staff Writer

In order to strengthen the relations between the two countries, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar met South Korean counterpart, Gen Han Min-Koo on Friday to discuss the ways to expand defense ties.

The efforts to develop mutually-beneficial partnership between the two countries in defense production were discussed at the meeting in Seoul.

“We are focused on ways to expand contact between the countries for defense establishments and building deep partnerships between their defense industries,” said the two ministers.

While on the visit, Parrikar also met senior South Korean defense officials, including National Security Advisor Kim Kwan-Jin, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and minister of Defense acquisition program administration.

In the meeting, the regional and global issues of peace and security were also discussed.

Parrikar said “I chose South Korea as the destination of my first visit under the ‘Make in India’ campaign in recognition of the importance of India’s attachment to the country as a partner.”

Moreover,the meeting also concentrated on the ways to intensify bilateral cooperation and enhance defense in a manner to commensurate more with close strategic partners.

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India’s Domestic Air Traffic Registered a Growth of 9% in January

Last month passenger traffic grew to 1.25 crore from 1.14 crore in January 2018.

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Last month passenger traffic grew to 1.25 crore from 1.14 crore in January 2018. Pixabay

India’s domestic air passenger traffic increased 9.10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January 2019, official data showed on Wednesday.

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), last month passenger traffic grew to 1.25 crore from 1.14 crore in January 2018.

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Passengers carried by domestic airlines in January 2019 were 125.08 lakh. Pixabay

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“Passengers carried by domestic airlines in January 2019 were 125.08 lakh against 114.65 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year, thereby registering a growth of 9.10 per cent,” the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report. (IANS)