15 Jul '11, 3am

S'pore, Indonesia conclude exercise on humanitarian, disaster relief: BOGOR, Indonesia: Singapore and Indonesia

S'pore, Indonesia conclude exercise on humanitarian, disaster relief: BOGOR, Indonesia: Singapore and Indonesia

BOGOR, Indonesia: Singapore and Indonesia have shown how defence forces in Southeast Asia can work together in responding to natural disasters. Both militaries on Thursday concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) first humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise. Military forces in Southeast Asia have always played a big role in peace-time operations as the region is prone to natural disasters. On numerous occasions, the mobilization of military assets during natural disasters in the region has proven to be most crucial. The inaugural exercise between Singapore and Indonesia tested and validated a set standard operating procedures that would allow ASEAN militaries to be better prepared in responding to natural disasters in the region. This display of cooperation between Singapore and Indonesia was witnessed by the top military brass from other ASEA...

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