Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise to Start Tomorrow

Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘Ekuverin’, will be conducted from tomorrow in the Belgaum city of the Indian state, Karnataka.

According to the Times of India, the bilateral annual exercise will be a 14-day joint military training between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF),

The aim of the exercise is to acquaint both armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of a counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism operations in an urban or semi-urban environment under the United Nations (UN) Charter.

These military exercises have been held alternatively in India and Maldives since 2009. The seventh edition of the exercise was held on December 2016 at Laamu Atoll Kadhdhoo in the Maldives.