Seoul to transfer dual purpose N technology to India Islamabadâ€”Under a not so secret agreement signed on Monday between New Delhi and Seoul, South Korean officials have agreed to transfer dual purpose nuclear technology to India, a deal which Japan is reluctant to finalize yet. The deal signed during Indian President Pratibha Patilâ€™s visit to Seoul was termed by South Korean President Lee Myung Bak as â€œhistoricâ€ who said it would act as â€œa milestone, demonstrating that our two countries have now truly become strategic partnersâ€. Indian media reports say India-South Korea agreement carried the least amount of historical nuclear â€œbaggageâ€ as far as India is concerned. South Korea has now become the ninth country which had signed nuclear agreement with India after New Delhi got the waiver from the Nuclear Suppliersâ€™ Group (NSG) in 2008 under American initiative. After the deal South Korean presidential spokesman Park Jeong-ha said, he anticipates that the two countries could launch negotiations on a reactor construction project in the future. The nuclear agreement was signed by Dr Srikumar Banerjee, Indian Secretary Department of Atomic Energy and Kim Sung Hwan, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea. Pakistani experts are expressing serious concern over the deal and have warned that India may take undue advantage of transfer of deual-purpose nuclear technology and expand its nuclear military power that can disturb power of balance in the region. According, a senior Pakistani official â€œIt is surprising that South Korea which claims to be the victim of North Koreaâ€™s nuclear programme is itself becoming a party to the expansion of nuclear dual purpose technologyâ€.