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Indian Army contingent departs for Seychelles to participate in 'Lamitiye-2024' joint military exercise
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Indian Army contingent departs for Seychelles to p[participate in a joint military exercise. Photo Courtesy: PIB

Indian Army contingent departs for Seychelles to participate in 'Lamitiye-2024' joint military exercise

| @indiablooms | 17 Mar 2024, 05:08 pm

An Indian Army contingent departed for Seychelles on Sunday (March 17, 2024) 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 in Seychelles from 18-27 March 2024.

‘Lamitiye’ meaning ‘Friendship’ in the Creole language is a biennial training event and has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001.

45 personnel each from the Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) will participate in the exercise.

The exercise aims to enhance interoperability in sub-conventional operations in semi-urban environments under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations.

The exercise aims to enhance cooperation and interoperability between both sides during Peace Keeping Operations.

The exercise aims to build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to exchanging skills, experiences and good practises 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," read a statement issued by the Indian government.

The 10-day-long Joint Exercise will include Field Training Exercise, combat discussions, lectures and demonstrations, which culminate with two days of Validation Exercise.

"The exercise will contribute immensely to 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 practises between the two sides," the statement said.

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