Sunday, March 28, 2010

Joint India, Singapore Military Exercise Ends

A two-day-long joint military exercise by Indian and Singaporean armies - code-named Bold Kurukshetra - aimed at validating inter-operability between the two forces concluded here on Saturday.Singapore Minister of State for Defence Koo Tsai Kee and its High Commissioner to India Calvin Eu, along with a delegation of ten dignitaries witnessed the bilateral exercise. The visit underscored the warm defence relations between both countries.

"To what I have seen today, I'm pleased to say that what we have achieved here eventually is what we had asked for. For this, I extend my appreciation to Indian Army for allowing us to train in India," said Neo Kian Hong, Major-General, Singapore Army. Earlier, elements of the Singaporean Army had started their training on March 1 under the supervision of the Armoured Division of Indian Army.

The training also included professional exchange between the two armies in form of lectures, presentations, familiarisation with the other army's equipment, tactical discussions, and sand-model exercises.India and Singapore had signed an India-Singapore defence cooperation agreement in 2003 to advance their bilateral defence relationship. (ANI)


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