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[pib] Military Exercises: Ex Nomadic Elephant and Ex EkuverinPIB

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Ex Nomadic Elephant and Ex Ekuverin

Mains level : India's stratergic relations with neighborhood


  • 14th edition of Indo – Mongolian joint military training is being conducted over a period of 14 days.

Nomadic Elephant-XIV

  • Nomadic Elephant-XIV is aimed at training troops in counter insurgency &counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate.
  • The Joint Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations.
  • It is an ideal platform for the armies of both the nations to share their experiences & best practices and gain mutually during the joint training.
  • The joint training aims at evolving various tactical drills in counter-terror environment like Convoy Protection Drill, Room Intervention Drills, Ambush/ Counter Ambush Drills, while jointly conducting counter terrorist operations under UN mandate.
  • The joint training will also lay emphasis on conducting operations by a cohesive subunit, comprising of troops from both the armies, in an adverse operational conditions thus enhancing the interoperability between the two armies.

Ex Ekuverin

  • Tenth edition of the Joint Military Exercise Ekuverin between the Indian Army and the Maldivian army is to be held this month at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • The Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces have been conducting Exercise Ekuverin meaning ‘Friends’ in the Dhivehi language since 2009.
  • The Exercise focuses on enhancing interoperability between the two forces for carrying out counter insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-urban environment under the UN mandate.

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