On April 13, the Indian Army and the Singapore Army concluded the latest iteration of their bilateral armor training exercise, named Bold Kurukshetra. The exercise began on April 2 and concluded on April 13. In total, 270 troops from both countries participated. This year’s exercise involved integrated live-fire drills.
India and Singapore enjoy a close military relationship that includes various aspects, including high-level visits, policy dialogues, courses, and other professional exchanges. Both sides have been looking to further expand this aspect of the relationship as broader patterns of collaboration evolve in the wider Indo-Pacific, with recent examples including the inking of a new naval pact and the Indian Navy’s access to Changi Naval base in Singapore.
The army component of the bilateral defense relationship includes various arrangements, including those that allow the Singaporean Army to train in India – part of a series of deals with a few key countries and services that afford the city-state much-needed space to train abroad that it does not have at home. Read More