Joint Military Exercise ‘Ex Lamitye’

IAS Prelims 2023

The Seventh Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) – LAMITYE 2016, will be conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Victoria, Seychelles from 15 February to 28 February 2016.

The SPDF will be represented by 20 personnel from Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and 32 from Seychelles Infantry.

The Indian contingent will comprise of an Infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces.

India and Seychelles have been conducting joint exercises since 2001 & ‘Exercise Lamitye’, which means friendship in Creole (local dialect), is conducted biennially with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the two countries.

The Exercise will commence with an Opening Ceremony on 15 February 16 at SDA.

The concluding phase of the Exercise, incorporating a tactical exercise will be witnessed by senior military officers from both the countries who will review the standards of interoperability achieved by both the contingents.