Chief of Military (COA) Main-Normal (MG) David Neo and Chief of Military of the Royal Thai Military (RTA) Normal (GEN) Narongpan Jittkaewtae co-officiated the closing ceremony of Train Kocha Singa 2022 on the 1st Military Space Tactical Coaching Area in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Held from 7 to 23 November 2022, Train Kocha Singa is in its twenty second iteration since its inauguration in 1997.

In his closing speech, MG Neo stated, “The RTA and the SAF share a robust and long-standing bilateral defence relationship, constructed on years of in depth cooperation, skilled exchanges and the widespread purpose to make sure peace, safety, and stability in our area. Our shut ties lengthen throughout all ranges in each armies. By workouts similar to Train Kocha Singa, our models and troopers study from each other, fostering mutual understanding and belief.”


A soldier from the fortieth Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment (40SAR) demonstrating MATADOR weapon dealing with throughout cross weapon dealing with change.(Photograph by MINDEF Singapore)

This yr’s Train Kocha Singa marks the resumption of the bilateral train since COVID-19. Involving greater than 800 troops from the fortieth Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment, and the third Infantry Battalion from the RTA’s ninth Infantry Regiment, this yr’s train featured city operations coaching, peacetime contingency operations coaching, small arms live-firing exchanges and culminated in a joint mixed arms live-firing discipline coaching train.

Train Kocha Singa underscores the shut and long-standing bilateral defence ties between Singapore and Thailand. Aside from bilateral workouts, each armies work together frequently by means of high-level visits, skilled exchanges and programs. Along side Train Kocha Singa, MG Neo can be in Thailand for his introductory go to the place he referred to as on Thailand Deputy Minister of Defence Chaichan Changmongkol, Chief of Defence Drive of the Royal Thai Armed Forces GEN Chalermphon Srisawasdi and Chief of Military of the RTA GEN Narongpan.

A soldier from 40SAR demonstrating the SAF's urban operations' drills during the cross urban operation tactical exchange.
A soldier from 40SAR demonstrating the SAF’s city operations’ drills in the course of the cross city operation tactical change.(Photograph by MINDEF Singapore)