Visit of the French elite special operations unit GIGN in Singapore [fr]
The internal security department of the French Embassy organised from 26th to 29th September the first visit to Singapore of General Hubert Bonneau, GIGN Commander, and of the Negotiation Leader of this elite special operations unit.
The GIGN (Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale - National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) is the elite special operations unit of the French National Gendarmerie. Its missions include counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, surveillance of national threats, protection of government officials, and law enforcement, targeting organized crime.
This high-level mission was an opportunity to discuss the latest operational trends and to explore the idea of an enhanced partnership with Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) and Singapore Special Operations Force, as part of the Strategic Cooperation Plan for Homeland Security signed in April 2016 between the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs and the French Ministry of Interior.