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Singapore welcomes its Terrexes home from Hong Kong

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On 30 Jan 2017 at 1440hrs, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) welcome home its nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles and other military equipment from Hong Kong.
 
They have been transported to an SAF Camp for post-training administration including serviceability checks and routine maintenance.
 
These vehicles with a market value estimated at S$30 mil, have been impounded in Hong Kong for weeks before they were cleared for release on 27 Jan 2017.
 
They were used for a joint-military exercise with Taiwan and were supposed to be shipped back to Singapore after the training.
 
Officially, the vehicles were impounded due to a lack of proper permit and documentation on the part of commercial shipping firm APL, while unofficially, rumours believe that this could be due to Singaporean officials being too vocal on China's South China Sea dispute with the previous Philippines administration; Beijing may also be expressing its displeasure at the new Taiwanese administration and their pro-independence stance.
 
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