India and Singapore signed three agreements on Tuesday to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on a five-day visit to India. He met PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday following which they signed the agreements - two of which are in the area of skill development and one on industrial property.

"Strengthening a Strategic Partnership. The two leaders witness the signing of 3 agreements in skill development and industrial property," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted regarding the meeting.

The first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Singapore's Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Education Services (ITEES) and India's National Skill Development Corporation. The two institutions are expected to collaborate in technical and vocational education and training.

The second MoU was signed between ITEES with the Assamese government, who are also expected to collaborate on technical and vocational education and training.

"To deliver benefits to both our people, our partnership aims to combine the strengths of Singapore with the scale of India," Modi said in a joint statement with Singapore PM Loong. He further said that "trade and investment ties" are the bedrock of India's bilateral relationship with Singapore.

The third MoU was signed in the field of industrial property cooperation.

(With IANS inputs)