India and Singapore agree to enhance scale of military interaction

India and Singapore have agreed to enhance the scale of existing bilateral military interaction and decided to expand the interaction between the armed forces. Decision in this regard, was taken at inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD). The first Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) was co chaired between Manohar Parrikar and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen marked raising of bilateral defence cooperation to the highest level. It also emphasized the importance of safeguarding maritime security in international waterways.

The agreement will also see cooperation between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Singapore research agency on research-oriented projects. They also agreed to collaborate between industries under ‘Make in India’ initiative. India and Singapore had already signed a Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in 2003 which was revised in 2015 and in May 2016, both countries had also convened the first meeting of their Defence Industry Working Group, in which both sides agreed to set up industry level working mechanisms to foster cooperation in aerospace, electronics and other areas of mutual interest.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the countries who have agreed to enhance the scale of military interaction ?
2. Name the persons who have co chaired the first DMD between Indian and Singapore and also expand the term DMD ?

Courtesy : Economic Times


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