India and Singapore ink Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation

Posted on:01 Dec 2017 09:27:44
India and Singapore ink Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation
01 December 2017 Current Affairs: India and Singapore have signed Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation that will allow Indian Navy ships logistical support, including refuelling at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base located near disputed South China Sea (SCS).

The agreement was announced during second Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Singapore held in New Delhi.

The Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation will allow Indian Navy ships sailing through disputed SCS or in eastern waters of Andaman Sea to refuel.

The naval logistics agreement is first for India with country located east of strategically important Strait of Malacca.Singapore is strategically situated on major international sea routes – Straits of Singapore and Malacca – and connects Pacific and Indian Oceans making it economically important.

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