India donates consignment of ammunition to MNDF

Indian Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir (CL) and Maldivian Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi (CR) onboard ICGS Samarth on November 5, 2019. (Photo/Indian Embassy)

The Indian government has presented a large consignment of ammunition to the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF).

The ammunition was presented by Indian Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir to the Maldivian Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi in a ceremony held onboard ICGS Samarth – the Indian Coastguard’s latest and largest offshore patrol vessel – on Tuesday.

Mariya, in a tweet later on Tuesday, thanked Ambassador Sudhir for the consignment of ammunition.

“We appreciate the assistance India continuously provide us to keep our country safe,” she said.

Notable past assistance by India in the field of military cooperation includes funding for the military training center in Lh. Maafilafushi, and a coastal radar surveillance system to boost maritime security, and maritime search and rescue operations.