The seventh bilateral armor exercise, named Exercise Bold Kurukshetra was performed by the Indian Army and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1 to 29 March 2011. The area used as a training ground was the Babina Field Firing Range in central India. Over 700 soldiers from Headquarters 4th Singapore Armoured Brigade, 42nd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment and 38th Battalion, Singapore Combat Engineers, as well as the Indian Army’s 34th Armoured Brigade, 12th Mechanised Infantry Regiment and 15th Armoured Regiment, participated in this year’s exercise.
The exercise included the performing of joint planning and training. Executing live-firing involving the SAF’s BIONIX 1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Indian Army’s BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, T-90 Main Battle Tank and the Mortar Track Carrier. Chief Armour Officer, Colonel Benedict Lim and the Indian Army’s 21 Corps Commander, Lieutenant-General Sanjiv Langer attended the live-firing and met with the Indian Army and SAF troops as a part of their visit to the exercise.
The Bold Kurukshetra is an annual exercise and aims at strengthening the relations between India and Singapore. Apart from the joint exercises, SAF and IAF regularly visit courses and seminar to exchange experience.