Posted by- Neelam Mathews
June 4, 2013
|Singapore Army training in Brunei|
Singapore, that had a few years ago, found India to be too expensive to conduct its army training, reaching out to South Africa instead, has now signed a fresh agreement with India to extend the use of training and exercise facilities by the Singapore Army for a further period of five years from August this year.
The agreement was signed by the Indian Defense Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur and the Singaporean Permanent Secretary of Defense Chiang Chie Foo in the presence of the Defense Ministers of the two countries, AK Antony and Ng Eng Hen.
A bilateral agreement for utilization of facilities in India by the Singapore Air Force and Army was signed in October 2007 and August 2000. The agreement for training and exercises of Singapore Air Force in India was extended up to October 2017 during the visit of Singapore’s Permanent Secretary of Defense to India in July last year. Singapore is the only country to which India offers such facilities.