Indo-Seychelles joint military exercise begins on February 15
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. .