06 Nov '17, 7pm

Singapore-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight With Ng Visit

This week, Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen is in Thailand for a three-day working visit. Ng’s trip has put the Singapore-Thailand defense relationship in the spotlight from a bilateral as well as a broader regional perspective. As I have noted before, Singapore and Thailand have a close defense relationship (See: “Thailand’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit ”). Bilaterally, beyond traditional aspects like exchanges, visits, and exercises, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has also had an overseas training area in Thailand, one of several arrangements it has with countries including Australia and the United States (See: “Strengthening US-Singapore Strategic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges ”). The two countries are also involved in multilateral interactions, whether it be established ones like Singapore’s full participation in the Cobra Gold exerci...

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