7th INDIA-SEYCHELLES MILITARY EXERCISE BEGUN IN VICTORIA.

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The 7th edition of India, Seychelles joint military
exercise LAMITYE 2016 has begun in Victoria,
Seychelles.
The fourteen day exercise has been conducted at
Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Victoria till
February 28, 2016.
Key facts
This edition of joint military exercise will be
concluding phase of the drill. It will be
incorporating a tactical exercise to review the
standards of interoperability achieved by both
the contingents.
Representation: Indian Army contingent will
comprise an infantry platoon and
representatives from the Special Forces.
While, the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces
(SPDF) will be represented by 20 personnel
from Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and 32 from
Seychelles Infantry.
Background
India and Seychelles have been conducting
joint military drill ‘Exercise Lamitye’ since
2001. Lamitye in Creole (local dialect of
Seychelles) means friendship
The exercise is conducted biennially with the
aim of enhancing military cooperation and
interoperability between the two countries.

Ravi

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