09 May 2016
Singapore is reportedly planning to invest A$2.25bn ($1.7bn) to expand its military bases in Australia, as China demonstrates its military strength in the South China Sea.
As part of the proposed expansion, Singapore will increase the number of troops it has on rotation in Australia from 6,000 to 14,000 over the next 25 years, ABC News reported.
Both countries are said to have also agreed to develop military training areas and facilities in Australia.
… S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies security expert Richard Bitzinger was quoted by Reuters as saying: “The kind of military relationships that (Singapore) have and types of military ties that they are developing and deepening, they don’t have with China.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 10/05/2016