Q. Consider the following pairs:
Exercise —-Countries
1. EKUVERIN —-India and Maldives
2. Sea Dragon —-China and Pakistan
3. Naseem-al-Bahr —India and Iran
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

About Exercise EKUVERIN:l

  • It is a joint military exercise conducted between India and Maldives since 2009. The exercise is held alternatively in India and Maldives.
  • The 10th edition of the exercise was held in Maharashtra, India.

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.

Other exercises between India and Maldives

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

About Exercise Sea Dragon

It is an annual US-led multinational exercise.

Aim: To practice and discuss anti-submarine warfare tactics so as to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

Participating Countries:  United States, India, Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea.

Note: India, Japan, Australia and America are also part of the Quad and also participate in the Malabar exercise.

Naseem-al-Bahr: It is a bilateral biennial naval exercise between India and Oman.

AL NAGAH: It is a bilateral military exercise between India and Oman.

Source:  Defense Exercises