Exercise LAMITIYE – 2024


Recently, Indian Army contingent had participated in the joint military exercise “Exercise LAMITIYE – 2024“.

  • The exercise involved the Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).
  • It marked the tenth edition of the biennial event since its inception in 2001.

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About the Exercise:

  • Name and Meaning: The exercise is named “LAMITIYE,” which translates to ‘Friendship’ in the Creole language.
  • Duration: It took place in Seychelles from March 18th to 27th, 2024.
  • Participating Personnel: Each side contributed 45 personnel from the GORKHA RIFLES of the Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).
  • Objective: To enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations in a Semi-Urban environment under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations.
  • Focus: Developing cooperation, interoperability, and bilateral military relations, exchanging skills, experiences, and good practices.
  • Training Activities: Field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and a validation exercise.
  • Key Emphasis: Neutralizing likely threats in a Semi-Urban environment using new-generation equipment and technology.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhance mutual understanding and jointness between the troops of both armies.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships and sharing of best practices between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces.
  • Contribute immensely to developing mutual understanding and magnifying jointness between the troops of both armies.