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India-Maldives joint military training exercise from today in Belgaum

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The fourth joint military training exercises between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) - Ekuverin 2012 - are being held in Belgaum from today until November 25.

An official press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said a total of 45 personnel from the MNDF are taking part in the exercises along with personnel from the Indian Army. 
 
The bilateral annual exercises, which commenced in 2009 in Belgaum, are alternately held in India and Maldives. They are aimed at enhancing the close military cooperation between the two countries. 
 
Brigadier General Ahmed Nilam, Commandant – Marine Corps, MNDF would be arriving later to observe the exercises, along with senior officers from the Indian side.
 
Defence ties between India and Maldives have continued to expand and strengthen over the years. In April 2012, both countries, along with Sri Lanka, held joint Coast Guard/Naval exercises -- Dosti XI -- off the coast of Male (Maldives) to strengthen the bonds of friendship and enhance mutual operational capability and cooperation in the region. 
 
Defence Minister A K Antony had visited Maldives in September this year.
 
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