Joint Military Exercise Ekuverin between Indian and Maldivian Defence Forces

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Belagavi , December 28, 2017 18:56 IST
Updated: December 28, 2017 18:56 IST

The two-week-long joint military exercise Ekuverin between Indian and Maldivian defence forces, ended in Belagavi on Thursday.

A colourful event at the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment Centre included cultural programmes, and display of combat skills by the two forces.

Brigadier Alok Khurana, seniormost military observer of the Indian Army, said the exercise had honed individual and collective professional skills of all participants by imbibing best practices of both the armies. “`It has also served to reinforce the close ties of friendship between the two countries,” he said. He appreciated the team spirit, camaraderie and high motivation shown by the participants throughout these two weeks.

Brigadier General Ali Zuhair, senior observer of the Maldivian National Defence Force, complimented members of both teams on the successful completion of the exercise. He also praised them for the high standards of professionalism shown during conduct of the exercise. He thanked the Indian Army for organising the training in a highly professional manner.

The contingents exchanged mementoes and resolved to continue this joint exercise in the future. The annual military exercise has been going on since 2009, alternatively in India and Maldives. Brigadier Govind Kalwad, commandant of the MLIRC, had inaugurated the session two weeks ago.

Earlier, the marching contingent of both the countries participated in the closing ceremony. At the start, the Indian army aviation helicopters flew over Belagavi with the flags of India and Maldives.

Cultural programmes included Kalaripayattu by the Madras Regimental Centre, Mallakhamba by the MLIRC and Khukri Combat Display by the Gorkhas. The Assam Regimental Centre showcased the war tactics of the North-East region.

An aerobic display by MLIRC and a Boduberu display by the Maldivian National Defence Forces stole the show. The grand ceremony culminated with a Pipe and Drum band night display by personnel of the Sirmoor Rifles.
 

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Posted at: Dec 29, 2017, 11:02 AM; last updated: Dec 29, 2017, 11:02 AM (IST)
Eighth Indo- Maldives joint military exercise concludes


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Bengaluru (Karnataka), December 29


A closing ceremony to mark the culmination of 14 days joint training between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces was held at Belgaum in Karnataka. The event was held at Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre on Thursday where the marching contingent of both the countries participated in the closing ceremony.

Fly past done by the army aviation team, carrying flags of both the countries, was also a highlight of the closing ceremony. In addition to the formal march past, there were a number of cultural programs like Kalaripayattu by the Madras Regimental Centre, Malkhamb by the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Khukri Combat Display by the Gorkhas and the Assam Regimental Centre showcasing their North East Warrior skills.

The audience was also left mesmerised by the aerobic display by the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre and Boduberu display by the Maldivian National Defence Forces. The grand ceremony culminated with a pipe and drum band night display by the sirmoor rifles.

Brigadier Alok Khurana, the senior most military observer of the Indian Army said that the exercise has honed individual and collective professional skills of all participants by imbibing best practices of both the Armies and has served to reinforce the close ties of friendship between the two countries.

He appreciated the team spirit, camaraderie and high motivation shown by the participants throughout these two weeks. Brigadier General Ali Zuhair, senior observer of the Maldivian National Defence Force addressed all participants and complimented them on the successful completion of the exercise.

He also praised them for the high standards of professionalism displayed during conduct of the exercise and thanked the Indian Army in organising the training in a highly professional manner. The exercise has further enhanced the military relation and cooperation between the two forces.

Both the contingents exchanged mementoes and resolved to continue this joint exercise in the future. — ANI.
 

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The Chinks are trying their darnedest to wean Maldives away from India. These orangutans are going to get pissed off at them for this. Let's see what their trash tabloid, Global Times has to say about it!
 
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