Date of Post: 11 July, 2018
New Delhi: India and South Korea on Tuesday signed 11 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) during South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to India.
- A MoU on cooperation between RDSO (Research Design & Standards Organization) and Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) was signed for cooperation in railway research, exchange of railway-related experience and development of railway industries.
- Both the sides would explore planning and execution of joint research projects, including setting-up an advanced Railways R&D facility in India.
- “The idea is to study the Korean model of high-speed Korean railway and also a variety of other technologies where Korea has strength. This includes variable centre of gravity, where an entire train can turn on a curve without derailing easily, increased safety standards, better signalling standards, rolling stocks,” Indian Ambassador to South Korea Vikram Doraiswami said.
- The Koreans are keen to get into the Indian high-speed railway market, Doraiswami said.
- The MoU is the first step between the RDSO and KRRI.
- The agreement was exchanged by Research Design and Standards Organisation Director-General M. Hussain and Korea Railroad Research Institute president Na Hee-seung.
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