Indian Army Contingent Departs for Joint Military Exercise in Seychelles

Indian Army Contingent Departs for Joint Military Exercise in Seychelles

An Indian Army contingent has departed for Seychelles to participate in the Tenth edition of the Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE-2024” with Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).


  • Exercise Name: LAMITIYE-2024
  • Duration: 18-27 March 2024
  • Meaning: ‘Friendship’ in Creole language
  • Frequency: Biennial since 2001
  • Participating Personnel: 45 from each side (GORKHA RIFLES of the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces)

Aim of the Exercise

The exercise aims to enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations in Semi-Urban environments under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peace Keeping Operations.


  1. Enhance cooperation and interoperability during Peace Keeping Operations.
  2. Build and promote bilateral military relations.
  3. Exchange skills, experiences, and good practices between the armies.


  • Jointly train, plan, and execute tactical drills.
  • Neutralize likely threats in Semi-Urban environments.
  • Exploit and showcase new-generation equipment and technology.
  • Conduct Field Training Exercises, combat discussions, lectures & demonstrations.
  • Culminate with two days of Validation Exercise.

Expected Outcomes

  • Develop mutual understanding and jointness between troops.
  • Foster collaborative partnership.
  • Share best practices.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

  1. What is the meaning of “LAMITIYE” in the context of the Joint Military Exercise?
    • A) Strength
    • B) Unity
    • C) Friendship
    • D) Cooperation
    Answer: C) Friendship
  2. How often has the Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE” been conducted in Seychelles?
    • A) Annually
    • B) Biennially
    • C) Quarterly
    • D) Monthly
    Answer: B) Biennially
  3. What is the primary aim of the Exercise as stated in the passage?
    • A) Enhance interoperability in Urban Warfare
    • B) Develop maritime capabilities
    • C) Enhance cooperation during Peace Keeping Operations
    • D) Conduct cyber warfare training
    Answer: C) Enhance cooperation during Peace Keeping Operations
  4. How many personnel from each side are participating in the Exercise?
    • A) 30
    • B) 50
    • C) 45
    • D) 60
    Answer: C) 45