PM Lee: Singapore and India should forge ‘closer’ ties beyond economics
Posted by temasektimes on July 12, 2012
Speaking at a business summit in New Delhi, India, PM Lee said he ‘welcomed’ new bilateral initiatives during his visit and talks with Indian leaders which includes the signing of an MOU on cooperation in vocational education and skills development.
Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and the Delhi State Government’s Department of Training and Technical Education will establish a World Class Skills Centre in New Delhi to train up to 15,000 students in electronics, hospitality, finance and other fields.
PM Lee also hopes to improve air connectivity between India and Singapore which will promote exchange of businessmen, talent, ideas and knowledge, which are the preconditions for growth and prosperity.
Due to the government’s liberal immigration policies, an increasing number of expatriate Indians have flocked to Singapore to work with a number of them eventually taking up Singapore PR and citizenship such as Young PAP and grassroots leaders Sinha Shekhar and Frederic Fanthome.