The United States and Thailand will hold annual military drills called Cobra Gold from February 27 to March 10, with over 10,000 troops from 30 nations participating. The exercises will include combat rehearsals such as amphibious landings, parachute jumps, live-fire exercises, and cyber warfare. China will not participate in combat drills but will join civic action missions with India. Additionally, the U.S. and Thai navies will salvage a sunken corvette in the Gulf of Thailand during the exercises. The drills aim to enhance relations among participating nations and strengthen their capability to respond to threats and crises in the Indo-Pacific region.