The radar systems and the MNDF Composite Training Center established in the Maldives under Indian aid has been inaugurated.
The 10 radar systems gifted by India that are stationed across Maldives, and the Composite Training Center established in Maafilaafushi of Lhaviyani atoll was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih through a remote link at the President's Office on Saturday evening.
The ten radar systems which are able to connect with other systems established in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Seychelles through one network will help to monitor the Maldivian Economic Zone, MNDF has previously reported. The system will provide real-time information on vessels in the area to relevant authorities.
Speaking to the press on Modi's visit to the Maldives on June 8, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay had earlier emphasized the two projects of USD 26 million are of utmost importance.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Maldives late Saturday afternoon.
The Prime Minister was greeted at Velana International Airport by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and Indian Ambassador to the Maldives Mr Sunjay Sudhir.
Upon his arrival in capital Male', he was warmly welcomed by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the Republic Square, along with Vice President Faisal Naseem and cabinet ministers and government officials. A guard of honor was presented by Maldives National Defence Force.