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An Indian Army contingent arrived in Seychelles on Monday for the ninth edition of the Joint Military Exercise Lamitiye 2022.
What is Exercise Lamitiye?
Exercise Lamitiye, which means friendship, is a biennial military exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces(SDF).
The exercise has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001.
Objective: To build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to exchanging skills, experiences and good practices between both armies.
The exercise will include field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures, demonstrations and culminate with a two days validation exercise.
Significance of the exercise: The exercise will enhance the level of defence cooperation between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces(SDF) and will further manifest in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Source: The post is based on an article “INDIAN MILITARY CONTINGENT ARRIVES AT SEYCHELLES FOR JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE LAMITIYE” published in the PIB on 21st March 2022.