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Indian Army contingent at Seychelles for exercise LAMITIYE -2024

Indian Army contingent at Seychelles for exercise LAMITIYE -2024

New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI) The Indian Army contingent on Sunday departed for Seychelles to participate in the tenth edition of joint military exercise “LAMITIYE-2024” between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).
According to a Defence Ministry statement, the joint exercise will be conducted at Seychelles from March 18-27.
‘LAMITIYE’ meaning ‘friendship’ in the Creole language is a biennial training event and has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001.
As many as 45 personnel each from the Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) will participate in the exercise.
The aim of the exercise is to enhance interoperability in sub-conventional operations in semi-urban environment under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peace Keeping Operations.
The exercise will enhance cooperation and interoperability between both the sides during Peace Keeping Operations. It 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 semi-urban environment, while exploiting and showcasing new-generation equipment and technology.
The 10-day long joint exercise will include field training, combat discussions, lectures & demonstrations, which culminate with two days of validation exercise.
The exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and magnify jointness between the troops of both the Armies. The exercise will also foster collaborative partnership and help in sharing best practices between the two sides. UNI RBE AKS SY SSP

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