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India-Singapore ties: Army chief General Naravane calls on Singapore Defence Minister. Deets here

By Priyanka Verma 
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Singapore : Indian Army chief General Manoj M Naravane called on Singaporean Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday, April 5, and discussed regional geopolitical developments between the two countries. The strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between both nations was re-affirmed during the meeting, the Indian Army said.

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“General MM Naravane #COAS called on Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, #MINDEF, #Singapore & discussed regional geopolitical developments. The strong & long-standing bilateral defence relationship between both Nations was re-affirmed,” the Indian Army tweeted.

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Chief of the Army Staff also called on Brigadier General David Neo, Chief of Army, Singapore Army and discussed the roadmap to further enhance defence cooperation between both countries.

MM Naravane on Monday visited the Kranji war memorial in Singapore and paid tributes to those who laid down their lives in the line of duty during World War-II. Dedicated to the men and women from India, the UK, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during the second World War, the memorial comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery and the Military Graves.

“Gen MM Naravane, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has proceeded on a three-day visit to Singapore from April 4 to 6. During the visit, he will be meeting senior military and civilian leadership of the country,” the Army said in a statement.

“The Army Chief is scheduled to call on the Minister of Defence, Chief of Singapore Army and other senior dignitaries where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-Singapore defence relations,” it added. Gen. Naravane is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Kranji war memorial.

“The COAS will also visit the Infantry Gunnery Tactical Simulation and Wargame Centre, Regional HADR Coordination Centre, Info Fusion Centre and the Changi Naval Base,” the Army said.

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