India-Maldives Current Affairs

Seventh Indo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN begins 

The seventh edition of India, Maldives bilateral EKUVERIN Exercise 2016 began at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives.

The aim of 14 day platoon level joint military exercise is to conduct military training between armies of both countries with emphasis on amphibious & counter insurgency, counter terrorism operations. 

Key Facts
  • In this edition of exercise, Indian contingent is represented by BIHAR Regiment and a similar contingent strength of the Maldivian National Defence Force.
  • It will cover varied military training activities in order to enhance interoperability between the two defence forces. It will conclude with tactical exercises.

The sixth edition of the exercise was held in India at Pangode Military Station in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.


Union Cabinet approves India, Maldives MoU for cooperation in field of tourism

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Union Ministry of Tourism and  Ministry of Tourism of Government of Maldives.

The MoU was signed to strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism and under it Maldives will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this important source market.

Objectives of MoU

  • Expand bilateral cooperation between both countries in the tourism sector.
  • Exchange data and information related to tourism sector.
  • Encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including tour operators and hotels.
  • Establish exchange programme for cooperation in tourism sector in Human Resources Development.
  • Exchange visits of Tour Operators/Opinion Makers/ Media for promotion of two-way tourism.
  • Exchange of experiences in the areas of promotion, destination development, marketing and management of tourism.
  • Promote safe honourable and sustainable tourism and participate in travel exhibitions/ fairs in each other’s country.