29 December 2017 Current Affairs: The two-week long eighth edition of the Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘Ekuverin’, came to an end at Belagavi, Karnataka. ‘
Ekuverin’ means ‘friends’ in the Maldivian language.
The bilateral annual exercise was a 14-day joint military training between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).
The exercise has been held alternatively in India and Maldives since 2009.