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Army to hold joint exercise with Maldives

MNDF soldiers pictured during a training session. PHOTO/MNDF

Pune: A 14-day joint military exercise — Ekuverin — of Indian army and the Maldives National Defence Force will begin on Friday at Belgaum in Karnataka, a press communique issued by the Southern Command Headquarters, Pune, said.

The exercise is being conducted alternatively in India and Maldives since 2009. The seventh edition of the joint military exercise was held at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives, in December 2016.

The Exercise named “Ekuverin” means “friends” in the Maldivian language.

The focus of the exercise is to acquaint both the armies with each other’s operating procedures against the backdrop of counter-insurgency /counter-terrorism operations in an urban/semi-urban environment under the United Nations charter with an overall aim to enhance the interoperability between the two armies.

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