Indo-Maldives joint military exercise in Karna

The two-week long Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘Ekuverin’ has begun at Belagavi, Bengaluru. The bilateral annual exercise is a joint military training between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). The annual exercise held alternatively in India and Maldives since 2009. 'Ekuverin' means 'friends' in the Maldivian language.