30 Jun '17, 10pm

18,000 Soldiers in Singapore to Undergo Counter-Terrorism Training Yearly

18,000 Soldiers in Singapore to Undergo Counter-Terrorism Training Yearly

© AP Photo/ Arnulfo Franco US Attack Submarine Columbus Makes Port Visit in Singapore - Navy The move is part of broader changes to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in response to the disturbing increase in terrorism across the globe and specifically in proximity to Singapore, the minister said in an interview marking SAF Day. The troops will be trained at the country's new Island Defence Training Institute (IDTI) which opens next month in Clementi Camp. They will learn about the legal powers and rights of private defense, be taught search and arrest procedures, and be given specific physical training, such as in using retractable truncheons. The training will enable national servicemen to be deployed for homeland security operations. Citing the 2008 Mumbai attacks, when militants entered the Indian city by sea, as well as the 9/11 tragedy, Ng added that the SAF will also ...

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