PM Modi Greets Korea on the 70th Anniversary of the 1950 Korean War

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the President and people of South Korea; on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Seventy years ago this week, more than 135,000 North Korean troops invaded South Korea; starting a war that cost millions of lives and left scars that linger to this day. Being that, the Indian PM paid tribute to the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for securing peace in the Korean Peninsula.

The Korean War began in 1950 along the 38th parallel line; when soldiers of the North Korean People’s Army attacked South Korea. The line divided the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and the pro-western Republic of South Korea. Notably, this was the first military action in the Cold War era. Consequently, During a day-long summit in 2018, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to formally end the Korean War. They negotiated a peace treaty.

About the Ceremony

The ROK Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs organized the ceremony; The ROK President Mr. Moon Jae-in presided over the same. Besides, the ROK Minister of National Defense, Cabinet Ministers, and other Ambassadors representing the countries that assisted South Korea during the war were also present in the ceremony. PM Narendra Modi screened a video message to mark this solemn occasion. Accordingly, he recalled the Indian contribution to the Korean war; he emphasized on the deployment of the 60 PARA Field Hospital. To explain, these hospitals came up with yeoman services during the war and supplied essential medical aid to both the soldiers and the civilians.

PM Modi congratulated the people of Korea and appreciated their resilience, hard work, and efforts in building a great country from the ashes of the war. Moreover, he applauded the efforts of the Korean government in securing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula; further communicating the good wishes of the Government and people of India.

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