31 Jul '17, 9am

New SAF institute to train NSmen in responding to security and terrorist threats

SINGAPORE - A new institute for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) active and operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) to be trained in homeland security and island defence roles was officially launched on Monday (July 31). The Island Defence Training Institute (IDTI) will equip soldiers to respond to security threats alongside their Home Team counterparts. It will train up to 33,000 soldiers a year at its peak. Speaking at the launch of the IDTI at Clementi Camp, Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung said: "(The IDTI) will foster new inter-agency partnerships, strengthen existing ones, and regularly exercise avenues of collaboration." The SAF and police held a joint homeland security demonstration at the camp witnessed by Chief of Army Major-General Melvyn Ong, deputy commissioner (operations) Lau Peet Meng and senior SAF and Singapore Police Force officers. Get The St...

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