Joint exercise for Singapore

Recent attacks and Chinese positioning add impetus.

Multinational exercise to fight terrorism and maritime security threats kicks off in Singapore

The Singapore phase of a multinational exercise kicked off on Sunday (May 8) as task forces intercepted and stormed a merchant vessel hijacked by “terrorists” at sea.

The action-packed drill was part of the Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism exercise, which started last Monday (May 2) in Brunei and will end on May 12 in Singapore.

The 11-day exercise, which involves realistic sea- and land-based scenarios, aims to strengthen the capabilities of participating militaries in tackling terrorism and maritime threats.

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