10th Edition of Exercise LAMITIYE commences.
High Commission of India
Victoria, Seychelles
10th Edition of Joint Military Exercise Between Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces Commences

1. The Tenth Edition of Joint Military Exercise ‘LAMITIYE’, between Indian Army & Seychelles Defence Forces, commenced at Seychelles Defence Academy on 18 March 2024. High Commissioner of India, Mr Kartik Pande, Chief of Defence Forces of Seychelles Brig Michael Rosette, Chief of Staff, Col Jean Attala and other senior officers of the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) were present at the occasion.

2. High Commissioner Pande and Chief of Staff Jean Attala addressed the gathering, both highlighting the robust defence cooperation between India and Seychelles and contribution of LAMITYE in developing mutual understanding between the troops.

3. The biennial Joint Exercise is being conducted in Seychelles from 18 to 27 March. The Exercise aims to achieve cohesion, jointness and interoperability between both the Defence Forces during Peace Keeping Operations.

4. The 10-day-long Joint Exercise will include Field Training, combat discussions, lectures and demonstrations, concluding with two days of Validation Exercise. A contingent from Gorkha Rifles, led by Major Akshay Prakashrao Potraje and troops from the SDF will be participating in the Joint Exercise.

5. The exercise ‘LAMITIYE’, meaning ‘Friendship’ in the Creole language, has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001. India and Seychelles enjoy robust engagement in the defence sphere and LAMITIYE 2024 will further deepen bilateral defence and security ties.


18 March 2024


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