The Singapore Military and the Indonesia Military (TNI-AD) have efficiently performed the thirty third version of Train Safkar Indopura, which befell from 11 to 18 November 2021 in Singapore. Commander third Division Brigadier-Common (BG) Goh Pei Ming and Commander Navy Space Command III (KODAM III) Main-Common Agus Subiyanto co-officiated the closing ceremony of the flagship bilateral train earlier as we speak. The final time the train was held in-person was in 2019. The 2020 version befell just about.

Talking on the closing ceremony, BG Goh highlighted that the train contributed to the fostering of mutual understanding and friendship between each armies. He stated, “Train Safkar Indopura has seen the participation of generations of SAF and TNI-AD key management, officers, specialists and troopers, and the mutual belief and shut friendships we have now constructed by the years have contributed to the deep and longstanding defence relationship that our two armies take pleasure in.” BG Goh additionally added, “With the COVID-19 scenario, needed precautions have been made by implementing stringent and efficient SMMs to realize a protected and significant train.”


Troopers from Singapore Military and Indonesia Military conducting an assault manoeuvre. (Photograph by Ministry of Defence of Singapore)

This 12 months’s train concerned troops from the Headquarters third Singapore Infantry Brigade and the fifth Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment from the Singapore Military, in addition to TNI-AD troops from the fifteenth Infantry Brigade, KODAM III. The train offered a chance for each armies to strengthen interpersonal bonds and deepen mutual understanding by a sequence {of professional} exchanges, live-firing and concrete operations tactical drills. The train culminated with a discipline coaching train on the Murai City Coaching Facility this morning, with troops from each armies executing a mixed company-level city assault.

To allow the protected conduct of the train, individuals from each armies have been totally vaccinated and strictly abided by COVID-19 Protected Administration Measures (SMM) comparable to rostered routine testing and cohorting by useful teams. First performed in 1989, Train Safkar Indopura underscores the shut and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and Indonesia. Each international locations have interaction in a variety of bilateral actions, together with workouts, visits, skilled exchanges and the cross-attendance of programs. These interactions have enhanced the interoperability and robust people-to-people ties between the 2 armed forces.

Indian Army soldier firing the SAR-21 bullpup assault rifle at the Multi-Mission Range Complex.
Indian Military soldier firing the SAR-21 bullpup assault rifle on the Multi-Mission Vary Advanced. (Photograph by Ministry of Defence of Singapore)