The Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise EKUVERIN has begun in India

Updated: 14-06-2023, 10:48

The 12th edition of this biannual joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force, known as "Ex Ekuverin," is currently taking place at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand. The exercise alternates between India and Maldives.

This year's Exercise Ekuverin is scheduled to run from 11th to 24th June, spanning a duration of 14 days. The participation of the MNDF Marine Corps aims to enhance interoperability in counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations, as well as conducting joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The exercise primarily focuses on sharing best practices, enhancing coordination, and fostering cooperation between the forces at a tactical level.

The 11th edition of this exercise, which strengthens the economic, cultural, and military ties between both countries, was previously held in the Maldives in December 2021.