Sukhothai, Thailand (image : Google Maps)
The Defence Ministry has proposed an additional training ground, possibly in Sukhothai, for the Singaporean military, Defence Minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat said yesterday.
He was speaking after a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart, Ng Eng Hen during his visit to the city state to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue, an inter-governmental security forum currently being held in
until tomorrow. Singapore
ACM Sukumpol said
, which has leased the
training ground at the Sai Yok army camp in Kanchanaburi, needs a larger space
as its military might need to use live ammunition during training. Singapore
Both sides agreed to establish another training ground.
A military source said the ministry might set aside an area in Ban Dan Lan Hoy in Sukhothai for the
military, in addition to
the existing training ground in Kanchanaburi. Singapore
"Allowing Singaporean soldiers to conduct more training in our country is to help a friend," he said.
"It's a mutual interest and we have nothing to lose from this as soldiers from
have already been carrying out drills in Kanchanaburi for a long time,"
the defence minister said. Singapore
No matter where the Singaporean military will conduct its drills here in
the Thai military has full access to observe its activities, said ACM Sukumpol. Thailand