SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) have concluded a joint counter—terrorism exercise held in Singapore from July 14 to 16.
Singapore’s Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant—General Neo Kian Hong and Commander—in—Chief of the TNI Admiral Agus Suhartono officiated at the closing ceremony at the Lim Chu Kang Training Area on Monday morning.
Prior to the closing ceremony, they observed a combined counter—terrorism demonstration by participating SAF and TNI troops.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, LG Neo noted that the success of the exercise was due to the collective effort and strong contributions from both militaries.
He also added that the joint counter—terrorism exercise is a testament to the depth of the relationship and the familiarity of both armed forces working together.
ADM Suhartono also highlighted that the joint exercise has strongly motivated and encouraged the two countries to deeply understand the various aspects of counter—terrorism.
About 150 personnel from the SAF and the TNI participated in the three—day exercise, which included professional exchanges and component counter—terrorism training.
A statement from the Defence Ministry said the joint exercise underscores the excellent and long—standing ties between the armed forces of both sides.
Besides bilateral exercises, both militaries also engage in other professional exchanges and cross—attendance of professional courses.
These regular interactions have served to enhance the close ties and mutual understanding between personnel of the two armed forces.
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