Indo-Singapore joint military training concludes in WB
Kolkata: The eighth Indo-Singapore Joint Military Training between the Indian Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force, held annually at Air Force Station, Kalaikunda in West Bengal, concluded on Friday.
IAF Su-30 MKI and MiG-27 aircraft participated with RSAF F-16D Block 52+ Fighting Falcons during the six week, day-night joint drills, a defence ministry release said.
The RSAF detachment comprised 30 officers and 87 personnel.
Besides the air exercises, IAF-RSAF personnel also participated in cultural and sports activities.
Among senior dignitaries who visited the base during the exercise were RSAF Chief of Air Force (CAF), Major General Ng Chee Meng and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal S Varthaman.
The Joint Military Training (JMT) which began on October 16 is held under a bilateral agreement signed between the two countries for enabling both air forces to gain greater understanding of each other's concept of operations.
The first JMT was held in 2006.
The RSAF Fighting Falcons flown back to Singapore this morning, said Air Officer Commanding, Air Commodore R Radhish from Kalaikunda.
Air Forces of the US, France and the UK are among the other countries which have participated in international exercises at the IAF airbase.