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Vishnu Prakash

Ambassador of India to South Korea

Stories from Vishnu Prakash

India-Korea Relations; Present and Future

Friday, July 27th, 2012

I’ve long been fascinated by South Korea, especially since the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, when I learned that it was the first OECD country to bounce back stronger than ever. And one of the reasons why it did so was, of course, its people. Korean people, women in particular, voluntarily donated their gold and jewelry to help get the nation back on its feet. I’d never even imagined seeing such a thing. We Indians are one of the largest importers of gold in the world. Some 1000 tons are imported each year. Indians love gold.

Trade and Investment to Get Boost During Indian Prime Minister’s Visit to Seoul

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

What does one call a demoralized, dirt-poor and war-devastated nation 60 years hence? What lies in store for a resource deficient country, with a per capita income of mere $87 in 1962? The answer is South Korea, now an OECD nation with per capita of $23,000.


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