【Kuala Lumpur】The Indian and Malaysian armies commenced the joint military exercise 'Harima Shakti' 2018 at Wardieburn Army Camp in Kuala Lumpur on April 30 as a part of the ongoing Indo-Malaysian defence cooperation.
The two-week long military exercise began with a formal handing over of the regimental flag to the Malaysian Army, signifying the merger of the Indian and Malaysian contingents under one commander.
Further, there were customary briefings to the joint contingent on Malaysian country brief, exercise settings, and security aspects.
The day ended on a sporty note as the two armies played a friendly volleyball match which was won by India.
○India, Singapore discuss ways to boost defence cooperation
【New Delhi】India and Singapore on May 1 discussed ways to boost defence and security cooperation, particularly in the maritime domain.
Several key issues relating to defence ties figured during Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meeting with Singapore's Permanent Secretary of Defence Chan Yang Kit, officials said.
It is learnt that the issue of implementation of an agreement to deepen bilateral maritime security cooperation in strategically key sea lanes and access each other's naval bases also figured during the discussion.
In November last year, the two countries had inked the pact under which Singapore will provide its naval bases for refuelling and berthing of Indian ships, which is expected to add teeth to India's operational reach in Malacca Strait and nearby areas.
Joint Indo-Malaysian military exercise held in Kuala Lumpur
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India, Singapore discuss ways to boost defence cooperation
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