11TH Edition of Joint INDO-MALDIVES Training Exercise ‘EX EKUVERIN’

What is the News?

The 11th Edition of Exercise EKUVERIN between India & Maldives will be conducted at Kadhdhoo Island, Maldives.

What is Exercise EKUVERIN?

Exercise Ekuverin (meaning ‘Friends’ in the Maldivian language) is a joint military exercise conducted between India and Maldives since 2009.

Aim: To enhance synergy & interoperability between the Armed Forces of both the Nations in terms of understanding transnational terrorism both on land & at sea, conducting Counter Terrorism & Counter Insurgency Operations, and sharing best military practices and experiences.

The exercise is held alternatively in India and Maldives.

The 10th edition of the exercise was held in Maharashtra, India.

What are the other exercises between India and Maldives?

Exercise Dosti: It is a Biennial Trilateral Coast Guard Exercise between India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.

Source: This post is based on the article INDIAN ARMY CONTINGENT LEAVES FOR 11TH EDITION OF JOINT INDO-MALDIVES TRAINING EXERCISE ‘EX EKUVERIN’published in PIB On 5th Dec 2021.

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