India Packed with Singapore on Defence, Cyber Security

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Singapore: India and Singapore on Tuesday signed 10 bilateral agreements including a joint declaration on ‘strategic partnership’ and pacts for enhanced cooperation in areas like defence, cyber security and civil aviation,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and signed this Mou.

On the second day of his two-day visit, Mr. Modi called on the Singapore President after a ceremonial welcome was accorded to him this morning. Later, he held official talks with his Singaporean counterpart. Bilateral pacts were also signed for greater cooperation in areas like urban development and cultural exchange.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup later tweeted that 10 bilateral documents were signed across sectors, showing “a large bandwidth of cooperation.”

“These included joint declaration on strategic partnership to defence, cyber security, shipping, culture, and the agreements showcase strength of bilateral ties,” Mr.Swarup tweeted.

Asia’s economic lion is Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday at a banquet lunch hosted in his honour by Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong.

“The Asiatic lion can now be found only in Gujarat, but Asia’s economic lion is here in Singapore,” PM Modi said in his address on the second day of his bilateral visit to this southeast Asian city state.

“Singapore is a major partner in almost every area of India’s transformation,” he added.

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