India, Seychelles to hold seventh joint military exercise

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The armies of India and Seychelles will hold a seventh joint military training exercise from February 15 to 28, an official statement said.

The exercise – LAMITYE 2016 – between Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) will be conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA) in Victoria.

“The SPDF will be represented by 20 personnel from Tazar (a Special Forces unit) and 32 from Seychelles Infantry. The Indian contingent will comprise of an Infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces,” the statement said.

India and Seychelles have been conducting joint exercises since 2001 and Lamitye’, which means friendship in Creole, the local dialect, is conducted biennially with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the two countries.

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