The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is participating in a joint military training (JMT) alongside the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The exercise involved six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter aircraft from the RSAF and the IAF’s Su-30 fighter aircraft.
Through the JMT exercise, the RSAF personnel were provided opportunities to undergo realistic and challenging training.
The bilateral training at Kalaikunda Air Force Station involves advanced aircraft and high-end training missions such as dissimilar air combat training and mission-oriented training.
Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen said: “We have been having bilateral air exercises since 2004, and I hope that these bilateral exercises will last very long.”
The JMT is conducted under the Air Force Bilateral Agreement renewed in January.
In addition to training together, the two airforces interact regularly through visits, cross-attendance of courses, and other professional exchanges.
IAF Eastern Air Command air officer commanding-in-chief air marshal Anil Khosla said: “The RSAF is a professional airforce and a valued partner to the IAF.
“It is important for the RSAF and IAF to continue to build interoperability and foster mutual understanding through the high-end training missions at the JMT.”