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IT IS TIME FOR INDIA TO HAVE A DEEPER ENGAGEMENT WITH KOREAN PENINSULA; PROF. LAKHVINDER SINGH

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Kislay interview

In a wide ranging interview with a Youtube channel called “The Right Discourse” Professor Lakhvinder Singh, president of india- korea business and policy forum in seoul called upon the policy makers of India to play more active role to have a stronger engagement with Korean peninsula.

Interview full of perspective and covers wide ranging issues from Economy to how India should design her foreign policies in order to have an ever stronger position in the Korean peninsula both strategically and economically amid changing dynamics of the political-economy and the balance of power in Asia and the world. The interview has intense discussions over core issues suggesting foreign policy initiatives, likes of which is difficult to find anywhere else. From commenting upon the implications of Moon’s “Southern Policy” and Prime Minister Modi receiving the Seoul Peace Prize Professor Singh goes on to talk about how India could take the advantage of USA-China trade war to have a better ties with Republic of Korea.

Some of the other points covered in the discussion include “what Korea should do to develop a deeper understanding about India and what could be their policies for it including how Indian expats in Korea should be treated for the best outcome and why Korea is left behind Japan and China in terms of trade relationships with India.

The last question of the interaction presents the most interesting discussion where Professor Singh reveals his “Four Principles of Peace” for India to include in its ROK specific foreign policies to have an ever stronger position in Korean peninsula where he suggests to implement Gandhian Principles of peace for disputes settlement between the two countries and asserts why New Delhi should be the venue for talks about the reunification of the two Koreas.

The link to the full interview can be found here: https://youtu.be/8VNxKtrIIS4

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