India, Singapore to scale up army ties

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 20

India and Singapore today expressed a commitment to further elevate their engagement in the fields of defence technology, military and industry.

This was the outcome of the fifth India-Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue. Rajnath Singh co-chaired it the along with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Singapore. It was a virtual interaction.

During the dialogue, both ministers discussed new areas of potential cooperation and articulated their vision in that direction. The ministers witnessed the signing of the implementing agreement on submarine rescue support and cooperation signed between the navies of both countries.

Both sides have expressed satisfaction over the growing defence ties between the two countries. Both sides reviewed the progress of various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives being pursued over the last year. Both ministers expressed satisfaction at the progress of ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries despite the Covid-19 pandemic. During the virtual interaction, Rajnath Singh conveyed his compliments on effectiveness of pandemic mitigation measures implemented in Singapore and the contribution of Singapore armed forces in restricting the spread of Covid-19. He also highlighted the role of armed forces in combating Covid-19 and various missions.

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