Indo-Seychelles joint mil­i­tary ex­er­cise be­gins on Fe­bru­ary 15

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

The 14-day Indo-Nepal com­bined mil­i­tary ex­er­cise Surya Ki­ran IX at gen­eral area, Pithor­a­garh com­menced on Fe­bru­ary 8, 2016, and will cul­mi­nate on Fe­bru­ary 21, 2016. A com­bined cer­e­mo­nial pa­rade was held by both the par­tic­i­pat­ing con­tin­gents. The Nepal Army is be­ing rep­re­sented by of­fi­cers and troops of the elite Shree Rudra Dhoj bat­tal­ion while an in­fantry bat­tal­ion is par­tic­i­pat­ing on be­half of In­dian Army. The com­bined bat­tal­ion level ex­er­cise is be­ing con­ducted un­der the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Cen­tral Com­mand.

This is the ninth Indo-Nepal com­bined ex­er­cise and dur­ing the next 14 days of com­bined train­ing, em­pha­sis would be laid on upgra­da­tion of tac­ti­cal and prac­ti­cal skills by shar­ing each other’s ex­pe­ri­ences and also on en­hanc­ing in­ter­op­er­abil­ity in jun­gle warfare and counter ter­ror­ism op­er­a­tions in moun­tain ter­rain. The role and im­por­tance of armed forces in disas­ter man­age­ment in both the

The Sev­enth Joint Mil­i­tary Train­ing Ex­er­cise be­tween the In­dian Army and the Seychelles Peo­ple’s De­fence Forces (SPDF) – Lami­tye 2016, is on at Seychelles De­fence Academy (SDA), Vic­to­ria, Seychelles, from Fe­bru­ary 15-28, 2016. The SPDF is rep­re­sented by 20 per­son­nel from Tazar (Spe­cial Forces Unit) and 32 from Seychelles In­fantry. The In­dian con­tin­gent com­prise of an in­fantry pla­toon and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Spe­cial Forces. In­dia and Seychelles have been con­duct­ing joint ex­er­cises since 2001 and ‘Ex­er­cise Lami­tye’, which means friend­ship in Cre­ole, is con­ducted bi­en­ni­ally with the aim of en­hanc­ing mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion and in­ter­op­er­abil­ity be­tween the two coun­tries.

The con­clud­ing phase of the ex­er­cise, in­cor­po­rat­ing a tac­ti­cal ex­er­cise will be wit­nessed by se­nior mil­i­tary of­fi­cers from both the coun­tries who will re­view the stan­dards of in­ter­op­er­abil­ity achieved by both the con­tin­gents. .

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