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Indian and Singaporean armies during their joint exercise Bold Kurukshetra, aimed at validating inter-operability between the two forces in Babina Cantonment area in Jhansi on Saurday. Photo: PTI.

NEW DELHI (BNS): The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Army have concluded the seventh joint bilateral armour exercise Bold Kurukshetra on Tuesday.

The exercise was held at the Babina Field Firing Range in central India from 1st to 29th March 2011.

Over 700 soldiers from Headquarters 4th Singapore Armoured Brigade, 42nd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment and 38th Battalion, Singapore Combat Engineers took part in the exercise with 34th Armoured Brigade, 12th Mechanised Infantry Regiment and 15th Armoured Regiment of Indian Army.

During the exercise, the two armies conducted joint planning and training of the troops. They executed an integrated live-firing involving the SAF's BIONIX 1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and Mortar Track Carrier, as well as the Indian Army's BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and T-90 Main Battle Tank.

Exercise Bold Kurukshetra is held annually and underscores the warm defence ties between Singapore and India.

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