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Asia's Leading Security Forum Holds First Exercise
Friday, March 09, 2007 (918 reads)

Singapore, Jan 23, 2007 (AFP) - Asia's Leading Security forum took a crucial step from talk to action this week, carrying out its first operational exercise aimed at shoring up defences against maritime security threats. Singapore's defence ministry said 21 nations including the United States, Russia and Asian Powers China, India and Cjapan were involved in the onshore simulated exercise held Monday and Tuesday. This is the first time an operational exercises has been carried out under the umbrella of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), it said, signalling the security grouping' progression. Such exercise are aimed at honing the interoperability of the different security agencies in dealing with potential threats, delegates said."With this exercise, we have taken a significant step in the right direction,"said Singapore Navy Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Tan Kai Hoe.Read More...

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