The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) completed a bilateral exercise in December with the IAF fielding Mirage and Jaguar aircraft and RSAF’s F-16 C/D Fighting Falcons and F-5E Tiger aircraft. Codenamed SINDEX 06, the exercise was held at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore is the fourth in the series of joint exercises and the first in Singapore and marks an important milestone in the growing defense relationship between the two nations.
The two air forces used the opportunity to interact and train together and enhance mutual under-standing and inter-operability. Indian Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi visited the IAF detachment and observed the exercises. He also called on Singapore Defense Minister Teo Chee Hean.