The seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises, Lamitye – 2016 concluded on 29 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island in Seychelles. It was conducted with an aim to improve interoperability between both Armies in jointly fighting Counter Insurgency and Terrorism from 15 February to 28 February 2016.
The joint training was an ideal platform for fostering jointmanship and interoperability between the defence forces of both the countries.
Exercise Lamitye which means Friendship in Creole, has been a bridge between the Armed Forces of India and SPDF since 2001.
Highlights of the Exercise
• The infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces were comprised in Indian contingent.
• Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and Seychelles Infantry represented for The Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF).
• A total of 52 personnel from the SPDF took part in the exercise, including 20 Tazar (Special Forces Unit) personnel.
• It was focused on interoperability in drills pertaining to Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism and numerous activities and exercises were conducted during the joint training.
• Exercise Sea Hunt, was an apt culmination in which Cordon and Search operations were 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.
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Where: Mahe Island in Seychelles
When: 29 February 2016