India, Singapore join hands

Bilateral agreement signed.

India, Singapore join hands for enhanced maritime security

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday said he will “encourage” Indian naval ships to visit Changi Naval Base in Singapore, close to the South China Sea, more often, as the two countries vowed to strengthen defence ties and signed an agreement on naval cooperation.

The Changi Naval base is located along the Singapore Strait, which through the Karimata Strait leads to the South China Sea, an area witnessing escalating tension with China claiming almost 80 per cent of the waters as its territory.

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