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Ng Eng Hen says Shangri-La Dialogue to resume in 2021

The Shangri-La Dialogue will resume this year in Singapore, the country’s Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post on Monday (Jan 18).


Singapore plans to buy four F-35 jets with option for 8 more

SINGAPORE (Mar 1): Singapore plans to buy an initial four F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp, with an option to purchase eight more, as it looks to replace its ageing F-16 fleet, the city-

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Singapore terrorism threat at highest since 9/11, says defence minster Ng

(June 30): Singapore faces its highest terrorism threat level since the time of the September 11 attacks in the US in 2001 and the 2002 Bali bombings, Singapore’s defense minister said.

Singapore says US, China both risking status quo with actions

SINGAPORE (June 3): Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen criticised both the US and China for taking “unilateral actions,” lumping the two rivals together as nations challenging the current global

Terror threat at ‘unprecedented’ level, warn Southeast Asian defense chiefs

HONG KONG / SINGAPORE (June 5): Southeast Asian defense officials are urging greater regional security cooperation to counter what they say is the growing threat of Islamic State-linked extremists.

Fishermen, coast guards worry Singapore most in South China Sea

SINGAPORE (Oct 3): The risk of a clash in the South China Sea lies with non-military ships, Singapore’s defence minister said, as China deploys more heavily armed coast guard vessels in the dispute