Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi visited RSS Singapura - Changi Naval Base (CNB) today, accompanied by Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s Chief of Staff-Naval Staff Rear-Admiral Timothy Lo hosted PM Modi during the visit.
While at RSS Singapura - CNB, PM Modi visited the RSN's Formidable-class frigate RSS Formidable, where he was given a brief by Commanding Officer 185 Squadron Colonel Lim Yu Chuan on the RSN's capabilities and interactions with the Indian Navy (IN) through exercises and port calls. PM Modi also visited the IN's Shivalik-class stealth frigate INS Satpura, berthed at RSS Singapura - CNB as part of a routine port call.
Singapore and India share strong and long-standing bilateral defence relations. These relations were reaffirmed on 1 June 2018 at the Istana with the exchange of the Navy Implementing Arrangement between Singapore and India in the presence of PM Lee Hsien Loong and PM Modi. In addition, both defence establishments interact regularly through defence policy dialogues, high-level visits, military exchanges, and defence and technology cooperation. Both countries have also agreed to have continuous naval engagements in their shared maritime space.