India has further cemented it military ties with Singapore and will allow the use of Chandipur Integrated Test Range by the city-state’s defence establishment.
India and Singapore today signed a letter of intent to register the commitment of both sides to conclude a memorandum of understanding to allow the use of the test range. New Delhi tests its arsenal such as the long-range Agni series of missiles from the same facility.
This was agreed during the 4th Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue co-chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Dr NG Eng Hen in Singapore.
Rajnath Singh offered the setting up of joint test facilities under the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme of India. Dr Ng agreed to explore opportunities for joint collaboration. The ministers also agreed to explore cooperation in the fields of artificial intelligence, geo-spatial data sharing and cyber security, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said.