India to train Singapore's armed forces

India will now be a regular host for the training of Singapore’s small but high-tech armed forces. The two countries are poised to ink a unique five-year defence cooperation pact to allow the city-state’s armed forces to exercise regularly on Indian territory and airspace.

The comprehensive agreement, along with a detailed logistical pact, is likely to be signed when Singapore defence minister Teo Chee Hean and permanent secretary (defence) Chiang Chie Foo come visiting over the next few days, say sources.

The former’s visit from October 14 to 18 will be preceded by the Foo’s visit from October 8 to 10. The Singapore delegations are scheduled to hold discussions with defence minister A K Antony, Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta and defence secretary Vijay Singh, among others. during the talks, the two sides will also discuss “regional security, including expanding cooperation in the maritime security arena”.

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Mr Wang has also written about this news here.

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