China has said it will be part of a multinational anti-terrorism drill expected to be held from May 2 to 12.
The military drill will take place in Brunei and Singapore and in waters off the two countries.
Navies of 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will participate. Others expected to take part include China, US, Russia, Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
According to Wu Qian, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, the exercise will include joint military training, naval sailing formation, escorting, search exercises at sea, helicopter landing on each other’s warships and the fight against terrorism.
Chinese military will missile destroyer Lanzhou along with 12 SWAT soldiers and four staff officers to the drill exercise.