SINGAPORE, September 9 (ChinaMil) -- The 14th escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) which was paying a goodwill visit to Singapore visited the Maritime Training and Doctrine Command under the Republic of Singapore Navy and exchanged their views with Singaporean officers and men on September 6, 2013.
"The personnel training mode of the Singaporean Navy, namely, training by stages and grades, is well worth our studying," said Rear Admiral Yuan Yubai, commander of the 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce.
During the visit, Captain Hsu Yu Chih briefed the Chinese officers and men on personnel training and management of academies of the Singaporean Navy.
Rear Admiral Yuan Yubai said that in the Singaporean Navy, the individual training is more specific and its level is higher; the training by stages achieves a balance between that of commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers; the training is carried out by grades, and in particular, naval academies offer training in maintenance skills as a public course, ensuring more comprehensive training of personnel.
Rear Admiral Yuan Yubai paid an official call on Rear Admiral Ng Chee Peng, chief of the Navy of the Republic of Singapore. They exchanged views on such issues as jointly maintaining regional security and building a harmonious ocean, and hoped that the two navies would strengthen exchanges and cooperation in more fields, so as to push forward sustained, healthy and in-depth development of the relations between the two militaries.