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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today held a bilateral meeting with Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen through video conferencing. 
 
Mr Singh termed the meeting as productive saying India is fortunate to have a defence partner like Singapore. He said today’s interaction will benefit both countries on many bilateral issues that are being pursued to further strengthen the special relationship.
The Ministry of Defence in a statement said that during the meeting, both the Ministers expressed satisfaction at the growing defence ties between the two countries. Both sides also reviewed the progress of various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives being pursued over the last year and expressed commitment to further elevate the scale of engagements between the Armed Forces as well as in areas of defence technology and industry. 

Both sides discussed new areas of potential cooperation and articulated their vision in this direction. The Ministers witnessed the signing of the Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation signed between the Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy.
 
During the virtual interaction, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also conveyed his compliments on the effectiveness of pandemic mitigation measures implemented in Singapore and the contribution of Singapore Armed Forces in restricting the spread of COVID-19.

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar was also present during the meeting.
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