The seventh edition of EKUVERIN commenced on 15 December 2016 at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The exercise will conclude on 28 December 2016.
The Exercise EKUVERIN is a 14 day platoon level joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force. The exercise is conducted on a yearly basis.
- The exercise aims at conducting military training with emphasis on amphibious and counter insurgency/ counter terrorism operations.
- It also aims at enhancing interoperability between the two armies.
- The contingents taking part in the exercise comprises of platoon strength from BIHAR Regiment and a similar strength of the Maldivian National Defence Force.
- The previous edition of the exercise was held in India at Trivandrum, Kerala. It was held for fifteen days between 31 August and 13 September 2015.