Singapore and Indonesia armies complete 27th annual training exercise

Commander 3rd Singapore Division (3 DIV) Brigadier-General Ong Tze-Ch’in (right) and Commander of Military Area I, Indonesian Army (TNI AD), Major General Lodewyk Pusung (left) at the closing ceremony of Exercise Safkar Indopura this morning.
Commander 3rd Singapore Division (3 DIV) Brigadier-General Ong Tze-Ch’in (right) and Commander of Military Area I, Indonesian Army (TNI AD), Major General Lodewyk Pusung (left) at the closing ceremony of Exercise Safkar Indopura this morning.PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - The Singaporean and Indonesian armies successfully completed their annual bilateral exercise this morning with a closing ceremony at Murai Urban Training Facility.

Code-named Exercise Safkar Indopura, the event was first conducted in 1989 to underscore the close defence relations between the two countries.

The 12-day exercise was hosted by Singapore this year and involved 150 personnel each from the Singaporean and Indonesian armies conducting urban operations, live firing, a map planning exercise and a combined field training exercise.

The Ministry of Defence said: "These interactions have enhanced the interoperability between the two armies and helped foster mutual understanding between their personnel."