SEYCHELLES – INDIA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE LAMITIYE – 2022

Exercise LAMITIYE-2022, Joint Military Exercise between the Seychelles Defence
Forces and Indian Army will be conducted from 22 Mar to 31 Mar 22. It is the Ninth Joint
Military Exercise between both nations. The Indian contingent was warmly welcomed by
SDF officers at the Seychelles Airport.
Troops of Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) and the Indian Army will be jointly
undertaking the 10 days long exercise. Approximately an Infantry Platoon strength along
with company headquarters from each side will be participating in this exercise.
The Exercise includes field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures &
demonstrations and will culminate into a two days’ validation exercise. The objective of
the joint training exercise is to build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to
exchanging skills, experiences and good practices between both the forces.
Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for
neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in a semi-urban environment while
exploiting and showcasing new generation equipment and technology for conducting joint
operations. The exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding
and increasing synergy between both forces.
Brigadier Michael Rosette, Chief of Defence Forces of SDF stated:
“The biennial exercise is an important event in the defence cooperation between the two
nation and it has contributed immensely in strengthening bilateral military cooperation &
interoperability between both armies. The two militaries share a long history of friendship,
mutual respect and understanding of each other. We are proud to host this exercise. The
aim of Joint Exercise LAMITIYE-2022 will be to improve interoperability, comprehend and
put in practice validated drills, procedures and amalgamation of new technology in sub
conventional operations through numerous situations based discussions and tactical
exercises”.

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