In Pics: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Singapore

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Singapore on a two-day visit held talks with Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat and his Singapore counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen with a focus on ramping up bilateral defence and security cooperation.

The 4th Defence Ministers' Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore, that commenced with both countries signing the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in 2015, was successfully concluded on Wednesday. 

Singh referred to India's stand on the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific region and also talked about India's decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

He visited various historical sites across the nation-state and interacted with members of the Indian community at an event sponsored by the IIT Alumni Association during his visit. 

He paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his Marker at Clifford Pier in Singapore. He also paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Indian National Army (INA) martyrs at their memorial.

At the wreath-laying ceremony at the INA marker, Singh was joined by 20 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who are here on a Youth Exchange Programme.

He also visited the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore on Wednesday and paid tributes to those men and women who laid down their lives in the line of duty during the Second World War.

Earlier, Singh visited the Sembawang Air Base and took a familiarisation air sortie in Super Puma Helicopter of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He also toured the Singapore naval ship RSS Stalwart.

Raksha Mantri Shri  @rajnathsingh  receiving the Guard of Honour before the 4th Singapore - India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue in Singapore, today.
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (right) receiving the Guard of Honour with his Singapore Counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen (2nd row) before the 4th Singapore - India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue in Singapore, on Wednesday. Photo courtesy: HCI Singapore
Defence Ministers of India (left) and Singapore applaud in the background at the conclusion of the 4th
Defence Ministers of India (left) and Singapore applaud in the background at the conclusion of the 4th Defence Ministers' Dialogue. Photo courtesy: HCI Singapore
Rajnath singh (left) with Singapore Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat
Rajnath Singh (left) with Singapore Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@rajnathsingh
Rajnath Singh (centre) being welcomed on his arrival in Singapore as Indian High Commissioner, Singapore JAwed Ashraf (left) looks on. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
Rajnath Singh (centre) being welcomed on his arrival in Singapore as Indian High Commissioner, Singapore Jawed Ashraf (left) looks on. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
Rajnath Singh at the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore paid tributes to those men and women who laid down their lives in the line of duty during the Second World War. Photo courtesy: HCI Singapore
Rajnath Singh at the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore paid tributes to those men and women who laid down their lives in the line of duty during the Second World War. Photo courtesy: HCI Singapore
Delighted to meet Major Ishwar Lal during the wreath laying ceremony at INA marker in Singapore. Major Lal had served the Indian National Army under the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra.
Rajnath Singh meeting Major Ishwar Lal, who had served the Indian National Army under the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra, during the wreath-laying ceremony at the INA marker in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
Rajnath Singh and Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen delivering a joint statement following the 4th Defence Ministers' Dialogue between India and Singapore. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh and Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen (right) delivering a joint statement following the 4th Defence Ministers' Dialogue between India and Singapore. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Rajnath Singh
received by Brig Gen Gan Siow  Huang, Chief of Staff-Air Staff, Republic of Singapore Air Force at Sembawang Air Base. @SpokerpersonMoD
Rajnath Singh (left) received by Brig Gen Gan Siow Huang, Chief of Staff-Air Staff, Republic of Singapore Air Force at Sembawang Air Base. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@SpokerpersonMoD

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