Nations form pact in fight against terrorism at sea

Singapore: The Singapore leg of a multinational military exercise kicked off as task forces intercepted and stormed a merchant vessel hijacked by “terrorists” at sea.

The action-packed operation was part of the Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Exercise in Brunei. It will now continue in Singapore until Thursday.

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

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