Singapore and Chinese navies carry out bilateral exercise in East China Sea

Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (left) calling on Commander PLA(N) SSF Vice-Admiral Jiang Weilie. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (left) calling on Commander PLA(N) SSF Vice-Admiral Jiang Weilie. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
RSS Intrepid (background) participating in a bilateral naval exercise with Yulin. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
RSS Intrepid (background) participating in a bilateral naval exercise with Yulin. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
Commanding Officer RSS Intrepid Senior Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Beng (right) briefing Deputy Commander People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet (SSF) Rear-Admiral Gao Feng. A bilateral exercise involving warships from the Singapore
Commanding Officer RSS Intrepid Senior Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Beng (right) briefing Deputy Commander People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet (SSF) Rear-Admiral Gao Feng. A bilateral exercise involving warships from the Singapore and Chinese navies was conducted in the East China Sea on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: MINDEF

ZHANJIANG, GUANGDONG - A bilateral exercise involving warships from the Singapore and Chinese navies was conducted in the East China Sea on Wednesday.

During the half-day exercise, the Republic of Singapore Navy's Formidable-class frigate, the RSS Intrepid, and the People's Liberation Army Navy's (Plan's) Jiangkai II-class frigate, Yulin, performed manoeuvre drills and small-arms firing.

Naval helicopters from both sides also landed on each other's warships.

The exercise followed a port call by the RSS Intrepid at the Ma Xie Naval Base in Zhanjiang from Aug 30, during which both navies engaged in exercise planning and ship visits.

As part of the port call, Singapore's Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han, also met with the Plan's Political Commissar Admiral Liu Xiaojiang and Commander of Plan's South Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Jiang Weilie in Beijing and Zhanjiang respectively.

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