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South Korea to Launch Satellites on Indian Rockets As Bilateral Ties Deepen

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
June 17, 2010
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ROK agrees to India’s space launch use suggestion
Sify News

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday agreed to Indian External Affairs minister S.M.Krishna’s suggestion to launch ROK satellites on Indian launch vehicles.

A statement issued on behalf of both leaders said: “Referring to the MOU of cooperation, signed last January between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Krishna suggested that ROK satellites could be launched on Indian launch vehicles. President Lee agreed with the suggestion and asked his officials to do the necessary follow-up.”

On Thursday, Krishna called on the President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House, the official residence of the President. The two leaders had a constructive and fruitful 40-minute meeting in a warm and cordial atmosphere….

Krishna observed that bilateral ties were on the cusp of a major take-off and exhorted the Indian community to assist the process, as well as, to make the best use of emerging opportunities for greater trade and investment.

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