India and Singapore pledge to enhance defence relationship
The Defence Minister of Singapore, Dr Ng Eng Hen, who is on an official visit to India, met Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, at South Block, here today.
During the meeting, both Ministers expressed satisfaction over the wide ranging and comprehensive defence exchanges between both countries and agreed that the enhancement of defence relationship between the two countries was in the mutual interest.
Both Ministers also exchanged views on the global and regional security scenario. In the context of security situation in the Asia Pacific region, both Ministers acknowledged the role of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM)-Plus framework in promoting dialogue and consensus in the region.
Both Ministers agreed to continue the robust engagements and to continue to work together to further substantiate defence interactions in the areas of mutual benefit.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)