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Seventh Indo-Seychelles joint training exercise ‘Lamitye’ concluded

Indo-Seychelles joint training exercise

Delhi, March 1 (UITV)- The seventh Indo-Seychelles joint training exercise aimed to improve interoperability between both armies in counter-insurgency operations, concluded yesterday at Victoria, Mahe Island in Seychelles.

The Indian contingent comprised of an infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces. The Seychelles Peoples Defence Forces (SPDF) was represented by the Tazar and Seychelles Infantry. A total of 52 personnel from the SPDF took part in the exercise, including 20 Tazar (Special Force Unit) personnel.

The joint exercise was focused on interoperability in drills pertaining to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism, a number of activities and exercises were concluded during the joint training.

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.

It concluded yesterday with a cordon and search operations, 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, an Army statement said.   

Exercise Lamitye meaning Friendship in Creole has been a bridge between the Armed Forces of India and SPDF since 2001.