Exercise LAMITIYE 2022 | 22 Mar 2022

Why in News?

An Indian Army contingent has arrived in Seychelles for the ninth edition of the Joint Military Exercise Lamitiye 2022 between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).

  • Seychelles is an Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, comprising about 115 islands.

What are the Key Points?

  • Lamitiye, which in Creole means friendship, is a biennial training event being conducted in Seychelles since 2001.
  • The aim is to build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to exchanging skills, experiences and good practices between both armies.
  • Exercise Lamitiye is significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of the current global situation and growing security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region.

Source: IE