Indian, Maldivian armies in joint exercise

Indian and Maldives Army commenced a joint exercise at Belgaum on November 12.

Infantry platoons from both countries willcarry out joint drills till November 25.

Exercise 'Ekuverin IV' is part of a series of military drills conducted annually between both the countries, said a press release. It aims at honing sub-unit level tactics and enhancing interoperability between the two armies. This year, both armies plan to lay emphasis on enhancing and sharing skills in conduct of counter -terrorist operations.

An infantry platoon from Southern Command along with a Squad of Special Forces is training with a platoon of Maldives National Defence Force. The platoons will workout common drills and complementary operational planning and endeavor to achieve synergy in execution of operations. A team of officers and men of the Maldivian Army will also visit military establishments in Pune.

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