South Korea's oceans ministry today said that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval.
South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where they hoped to demand a more vigorous government response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago.
Indian defence industry is likely to see USD 250 billion worth of business over the next decade, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said as he invited South Korean firms to make full use of 'Make-in-India' initiative.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday conveyed India's security concerns to her North Korean counterpart Ri Su Yong here, emphasising the significance of peace and stability in the Korean peninsula for the country.
In a significant diplomatic engagement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will receive her North Korean counterpart Ri Su-yong on Monday during which issues like DPRK's contentious nuclear programme and concerns over the tension in the Korean Peninsula are expected to figure.
Newly shaven-headed and clad in white mourning robes the grieving parents of the victims of last year`s Sewol ferry disaster began a marathon march Saturday to press for an independent inquiry into the tragedy.
South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.