India and Singapore Collaborate on Food Security, Green Growth and Tech

India and Singapore Collaborate on Food Security, Green Growth and Tech
Ongoing efforts are taking place in emerging sectors identified through the India-Singapore Ministerial Roundtable (ISMR), which was established by both countries in September 2022, as stated by the Indian representative, Shilpak Ambule. "ISMR has identified specific pillars of cooperation and work is ongoing in these new fields of food security, digital transformation, green growth, skills and emerging technologies", the Indian High Commissioner to Singapore said here last night at the 75th Republic Day celebration reception.
The ISMR serves as a forum led by leaders to investigate possibilities for collaboration that can be mutually advantageous, especially in light of the swiftly changing geopolitical landscape during the post-COVID-19 recovery phase and persistent disruptions in the supply chain. Josephine Teo, who holds the position of Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of the Cyber Security Agency, and Smart Nation Initiative, was the Guest of Honour at the reception for India's 75th Republic Day.
Singapore is an indispensable partner when it comes to these fields and active collaborations are ongoing, Ambule stressed. "India and Singapore are strategic partners, and share warm and friendly historical ties. We have had an intense year of political exchanges in our economic, financial and trade ties which continue to grow from strength to strength", Ambule said as he hosted the reception attended by Singapore government officials and invited diplomats, guests and the Indian community.
"Singapore remains our largest source of FDI and our biggest trading partner in the ASEAN region. Our defence and security cooperation is the most understated area of exchange and the interaction and port visits have only increased", he observed. The envoy also shared the space sector collaboration between Singapore and India, having put in orbit a Singapore-made satellite last year on an Indian space vessel.
He expressed gratitude and acknowledgment towards the Singapore Government officials for their continuous efforts in enhancing the strategic partnership between India and Singapore. Ambule highlighted the achievements of India during its G20 presidency in the previous year and commended Singapore's active involvement across all tracks, with 11 ministers participating in various meetings and events. He also noted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's presence at the Summit in Delhi. Ambule extended warm wishes to the entire Indian community in Singapore, thanking them for their significant contributions to the development of both nations.