Indian Army contingent departs for Seychelles to participate in Tenth edition of Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE-2024”

The Indian Army contingent departed for Seychelles today to participate in the Tenth edition of Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE-2024” between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces SDF. The Joint Exercise will be conducted at Seychelles from tomorrow till the 27th of this month. ‘LAMITIYE’ meaning ‘Friendship’ in the Creole language is a biennial training event and has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001. 45 personnel from the GORKHA RIFLES of the Indian Army and SDF will participate in the exercise.



The Defence Ministry said, the Exercise aims to enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations in Semi-Urban environments under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peace Keeping Operations. It said, the Exercise will enhance cooperation and interoperability between both sides during Peace peacekeeping operations. The exercise will also build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to exchanging skills, experiences and good practices between both armies.



Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in the Semi-Urban environment while exploiting and showcasing new-generation equipment and technology. The 10-day-long Joint Exercise will include Field Training exercises, combat discussions, lectures and demonstrations. It will culminate with two days of Validation Exercises.



Defence Ministry said, the exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and magnifying jointness between the troops of both Armies. It said, the Exercise will also foster collaborative partnership and help in sharing best practices between the two sides.

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