The joint military exercise strengthened mutual confidence and inter-operability

The 9th edition of India - Seychelles Joint Training Exercise Lamitiye-2022, which commenced on March 22 at Seychelles Defence Academy, Seychelles concluded on Thursday with a 48-hour validation exercise.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the 10-day long exercise focused on enhancing interoperability for developing the capability to undertake joint operations in a semi- urban environment.

It also provided a platform for professional and cultural learning which in-turn broadened their cooperation aiming towards co-existence in the Indo-Pacific Region.

The themes chosen for the Joint Training Exercise were both relevant and contemporary for the planning and execution of operations based on scenarios in a Semi-Urban environment.

The Ministry said the joint military exercise strengthened mutual confidence, inter-operability and enabled sharing of best practices between the Armed Forces of the two countries.

Exercise Lamitiye with Seychelles is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of current global turmoil and growing security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region, the Ministry added.

The joint military exercise is further expected to enhance the level of defence co-operation between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) and will manifest in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.