The Singapore Military and the Indian Military efficiently concluded Train Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022, in Devlali, India, from 13 November to 30 November 2022. This yr’s train, the twelfth within the sequence, concerned about 270 personnel from each armies. The train culminated in a joint live-firing train involving the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) Singapore Gentle Weight Howitzer, Area Artillery Meteorological System, and the Indian Military’s 155mm Area Howitzer 77B.

A soldier from the twenty third Battalion, Singapore Artillery briefing Lt Gen Baggavalli Somashekar Raju, Vice Chief of the Military Staffs, throughout his go to to the train. (Photograph by MINDEF Singapore)

The SAF’s Chief Artillery Officer, Colonel (COL) Devieash James highlighted the significance of the bilateral train, and mentioned, “The train offered a wonderful platform for each armies to not solely have skilled exchanges on ways and procedures, but additionally allowed our gunners to coach collectively within the subject, culminating in a joint stay firing train. For the conduct of complicated and practical coaching for the Singapore Artillery, we’d like huge coaching areas, for which we’re deeply appreciative of Indian Military’s long-standing help for such coaching alternatives.”


Singapore and India Armies Conclude Exercise Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022
The Singapore Military’s Singapore Gentle Weight Howitzers (SLWH) firing off throughout a joint live-firing with the Indian Military. (Photograph by MINDEF Singapore)

Held in India since 2004, Train Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022 is performed underneath the ambit of the Military Bilateral Settlement, and testomony to the nice and cozy and long-standing defence relationship between the Singapore Military and the Indian Military. The Singapore Armed Forces and the Indian Armed Forces share an extended historical past of army cooperation, with common interactions by way of workouts, army exchanges, workers talks and the cross-attendance of programs.