INDO-MALDIVES JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE
A 14 day joint training exercise of the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force was held at Kadhdhoo, Lammu Atoll in Maldives. The training contingents comprised of a platoon strength from Bihar Regiment and a similar strength of the Maldivian National Defence Force.
Exercise Ekuverin 2016 was the seventh edition of joint exercise and is in continuation of a series of joint exercises between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force. The previous edition of the exercise was held at Thiruvanathapuram in 2015.
The aim of the joint exercise is to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of amphibious and counter-insurgency/ counter terrorism environment as also to enhance the existing military relationship between the Indian Army and the Maldivian National Defence Force.