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Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercise 'Lamitye'
Mar 04, 2016

Exercise ‘Lamitye-2016’, 7th in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises, was conducted from 15 to 28 February at Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles with an aim to improve interoperability between both Armies in jointly fighting Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism.

  • ‘Lamitye’ meaning ‘Friendship in the local language.
  • It has been a bridge between the Armed Forces of India and Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) since 2001.
  • The Indian contingent comprised of an infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces.
  • The SPDF was represented by the Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and Seychelles Infantry.
  • A total of 52 personnel from the SPDF took part in the exercise, including 20 Tazar (Special Forces Unit) personnel.
  • Focused on interoperability in drills pertaining to Counter Insurgency & Counter Terrorism, a number of activities and exercises were conducted during the joint training.
  • ‘Exercise Sea Hunt’, was an apt culmination , wherein Cordon & Search operations were enmeshed with hostage rescue operations in an Anti-Piracy setting at Cape Ternay, with realistic orchestration of events extending over two days in an urban insurgency environment.
  • The officers and soldiers of SPDF were highly appreciative of the high standards of training and operational capability of the Indian Army.
  • The joint training was an ideal platform for fostering jointmanship and interoperability between the defence forces of both the countries.


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