Pune, October 20, 2019: Indo Maldives joint exercise Ex EKUVERIN – 2019 culminated on 20 October 2019 with an impressive closing ceremony held at Foreign Training Node, Aundh Military Station, Pune. The 14 days Joint Training that commenced on 07 October 2019 included joint training of the contingents in counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in semi urban environment under the UN mandate, developing interoperability and cohesion between both the contingents.
As part of validation exercise held on 20 October 2019, troops of both the armies carried out specialised joint counter terrorist operations which were witnessed by dignitaries of both the armies. The validation exercise was reviewed by Major General JJ Mathews of the Indian Army in presence of senior Army Officers of both the participating countries. The Maldivian side was represented by Brigadier General Wais Waheed. The exercise concluded on 20 October 2019 with a ceremonial closing ceremony.
Exercise EKUVERIN-2019 was very successful in increasing the bonhomie and camaraderie amongst both the participating nations. The troops shared best practices being followed by both nations in varied terrain and the exercise provided an opportunity to both the armies for greater understanding and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.