Thai air force chief conferred Singapore's prestigious military award
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The commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Prajin Juntong has been conferred Singapore's prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera).
SINGAPORE: The commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Prajin Juntong has been conferred Singapore's prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera).
President Tony Tan Keng Yam conferred ACM Prajin the honour.
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen presented the award to ACM Prajin at the ministry on Tuesday afternoon.
A ministry statement said the relationship between Singapore and Thai air forces has deepened under ACM Prajin's leadership.
Both air forces interact frequently through cross-attendance of courses, professional exchanges, and exercises including an annual bilateral combined exercise and the trilateral Exercise Cope Tiger.
Those interactions have enhanced the inter-operability and strengthened the institutional and people-to-people links between the two air forces.
ACM Prajin, who is in Singapore from December 17 to 19, called on Dr Ng and Chief of Air Force Major-General Hoo Cher Mou before the investiture.
He also inspected a Guard-of-Honour contingent at the Defence Ministry on Tuesday afternoon.
ACM Prajin will visit 144 Squadron on Wednesday, and will attend the opening ceremony for Exercise Cope Tiger on December 19.