Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties with Singapore PM, senior Ministers.

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: International Relations, Topic: India’s relations with other nations, Issue: India-Singapore.

Context: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar visited Singapore to strengthen bilateral ties and discuss regional issues.


  • Relations trace back to the Chola dynasty.
  • India’s economic reforms in the 1990s and its Look East policy paved the way for collaboration, including the 2005 Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
  • Elevated to a Strategic Partnership in 2015.

5-S Plank:

  • Scale up Trade & Investment.
  • Speed up Connectivity.
  • Smart Cities and Urban Rejuvenation.
  • Skill development.
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