Ex Agni Warrior 2022 between Armed Forces of Singapore & India Concludes at Maharashtra

Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali, Maharashtra

The 12th edition of Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022, a bilateral exercise between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) & Indian Army (IA) was held at Field Firing Ranges, Devlali in Maharashtra from November 13 – 30, 2022.

  • The closing event was witnessed by Wong Wie Kuen, High Commissioner of Singapore to India & Lieutenant General S Harimohan Iyer, Commandant, School of Artillery along with other dignitaries from Singapore & serving officers from both armies.
  • Aim of exercise:
  • i.To enhance mutual understanding of drills & procedures
  • ii.To improve interoperability between SAF & IA
  • Highlights:
  • i.The exercise culminated in a joint live-firing exercise involving the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) Singapore Light Weight Howitzer, Field Artillery Meteorological System, and the Indian Army’s 155mm Field Howitzer 77B.
  • ii.XAW comprises joint firepower planning, execution and use of New Generation Equipment by the Artillery arm of both armies.
  • iii.Expert academic discussions were also conducted on modern trends in Artillery and refinement of Artillery planning process.
  • iv.A joint computer war-game was also held as a part of the joint planning process.
  • Points to be noted:
  • i.Initiated in 2004, XAW is conducted as a part of the Army Bilateral Agreement, and testament to the long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and India.
  • ii.India was among the first countries to set up diplomatic relations after the independence of Singapore on August 24, 1965.

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