India, Singapore Ink Defence Pact

India, Singapore Ink Defence Pact

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with her Singapore counterpart Ng Eng Hen in New Delhi

India and Singapore on Wednesday signed an agreement to deepen cooperation in the maritime security domain and called for ensuring freedom of navigation in critical sea lanes against the backdrop of China’s increasing military manoeuvres in the India-Pacific

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Eye On China: India And Singapore Ink Naval Pact

Eye On China: India And Singapore Ink Naval Pact

Easy access to the Singapore port, with refueling and berthing facilities, will serve to enhance the operational reach of Indian warships and aircraft east of the Malacca Strait. It fits into India’s overall “Act East” policy to deepen military ties with ASEAN countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia as a counter to China

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Why the New India-Singapore Naval Pact Matters

Why the New India-Singapore Naval Pact Matters

A closer look at the wider significance of a new agreement between the two sides reached this week

by Prashanth Parameswaran

From November 27 to 29, Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen paid a visit to India for a series of engagements, including the second iteration of their new defense ministers’ dialogue mechanism. One of the outcomes of his v

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Singapore Defence Minister Flies Tejas Combat Aircraft

Singapore Defence Minister Flies Tejas Combat Aircraft

KALAIKUNDA: Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday hailed India's indigenously-built multi-role light combat aircraft Tejas as "excellent and very impressive".

As the first civilian foreigner, Hen took a half-an-hour flight in Tejas at the Kalaikunda airbase here.

"It is an excellent aircraft and it is very impressive," Hen told

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