LAMITIYE- 2022 Joint Military Exercise

The Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) are holding the 9th Joint Military Exercise LAMITIYE-2022 at the Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA) in Seychelles from March 22 to March 31, 2022.

Overview:

  • This exercise will see the participation of an Infantry Platoon strength from both the Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF), as well as Company Headquarters.
  • The goal of the exercise is to share experiences gained during various operations against hostile forces in a semi-urban environment and enhance the capability to conduct joint operations.
  • The contingent of the Indian Army comprises troops from the 2/3 GORKHA RIFLES group (PIRKANTHI Battalion).

Significance of this exercise

Since 2001, Seychelles has hosted Exercise LAMITIYE which is a biennial training exercise. Exercise LAMITIYE with Seychelles is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both nations in the context of the current global situation and growing security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region.

The objective of the exercise

Combat discussions, field training exercises, demonstrations, lectures, and a two-day validation exercise will be part of the 10-day joint exercise. The joint training exercise’s objective is to strengthen and enhance bilateral military ties while also exchanging skills, experiences, and best practices between the two armies.

What types of drills will be conducted under this exercise?

Both sides will plan, train, and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralizing possible threats that may be encountered in a Semi-Urban setting while demonstrating and utilizing new generation equipment and technology for combined operations. Enhancing tactical skills in defeating enemy troops in a semi-urban environment, as well as strengthening interoperability between forces, will be emphasized.

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