“The Prime Minister of Singapore H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong paid a State Visit to India from 10-12 July 2012 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was accompanied by Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong and a high level delegation that included the Speaker of Singapore Parliament Mr. Michael Palmer, the Minister for Education Mr. Heng Swee Keat and senior government officials. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had last visited India in June 2005.
Prime Minister and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held talks on 11 July 2012. During his stay in New Delhi, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also called on Hon’ble President and Hon’ble Vice President and meet other dignitaries. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also addressed a Business Meeting organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on 11 July 2012. The Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore and the Aspen Institute of India organised a Dialogue Session with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as part of the "Singapore Symposium” on 12 July 2012.
India-Singapore bilateral relations are broad-based and multifaceted. Singapore is India’s largest trading partner among the ASEAN countries and the second largest source of FDI inflows into India. The visit of the Singapore Prime Minister coming shortly after the visit of India’s Prime Minister to Singapore in November 2011 gave a strong momentum to be maintained in bilateral relations. “