Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise EKUVERIN-2019 Begins in Pune

Pune, October 7, 2019 : The Tenth edition of Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise called ‘Exercise Ekuverin-2019’ started with a grand Opening Ceremony today at Aundh Military Station, Pune.

The 14 days long joint exercise is being conducted from      07 to 20 October 2019 wherein counter terrorism drills in an international environment would be practiced and rehearsed by Indian and Maldivian Army contingents. The participating contingents comprising of 45 members each, marched in together smartly at the Shivneri Drill Ground of Aundh Military Station. The Parade was commanded by Major MS Negi, who is part of the participating Indian Contingent.

The Maldivian contingent is being represented by Marine troops of Maldivian National Defence Force, while the Indian side is being represented by a battalion of the MAHAR regiment. Approximately platoon strength of both the battalions will participate in this joint exercise.

The primary focus of the joint exercise will remain on subunit level drills, procedures and ability to operate jointly with seamless interoperability. The joint exercise will bring out practical aspects of the joint training and put in practice the validated drills and procedures through numerous situation based discussion and tactical exercises to conduct joint counter insurgency operations under the United Nations mandate.