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PIB Summaries 20 March 2024

  1. LAMITIYE-2024
  2. Exercise Tiger Triumph


Context:

Recently, the Indian Army contingent participated in the 10th edition of Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE-2024” with the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

About LAMITIYE

Name and Meaning:

  • LAMITIYE, derived from the Creole language of Seychelles, translates to ‘Friendship’.
  • Creole is one of the official languages of Seychelles.

Objective:

  • Enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations within Semi-Urban environments.
  • Aligned with Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations.

Activities:

  • Conducts a Field Training Exercise focusing on combat scenarios.
  • Facilitates discussions, lectures, and demonstrations on combat strategies and tactics.

Significance:

  • Strengthens and promotes bilateral military relations between participating nations.
  • Facilitates the exchange of skills and experiences among military personnel.
Seychelles
  • Geographical Location:
    • Seychelles is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.
  • Natural Attractions:
    • Renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse nature reserves.
    • Home to rare and unique wildlife, including the iconic giant Aldabra tortoises.
  • Aldabra Atoll:
    • Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Recognized as the world’s largest raised coral atoll.
    • Houses the largest population of giant tortoises globally, adding to its ecological significance.


Context:

Exercise Tiger Triumph is scheduled on the Eastern Seaboard from 18 to 31 March 2024.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

Exercise Tiger Triumph: Strengthening Bilateral HADR Capabilities

Nature and Purpose:

  • Bilateral tri-Service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise between India and the US.
  • Aimed at enhancing interoperability and refining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for effective coordination in HADR operations.
Phases of the Exercise:
  • Harbour Phase (18 to 25 Mar 24):
    • Includes Training Visits, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, Sports Events, and Social Interactions.
  • Sea Phase:
    • Involves Maritime, Amphibious, and HADR operations, responding to simulated scenarios.
Participant Forces:
  • Indian Navy:
    • Ships with integral helicopters and landing crafts, navy aircraft, army personnel and vehicles, and air force aircraft and helicopters.
    • Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) to be part of the exercise.
  • US Forces:
    • US Navy Ships with embarked troops from the US Marine Corps and US Army.
Objectives:
  • Foster cooperation and mutual understanding between Indian and US military forces.
  • Enhance readiness and effectiveness in responding to humanitarian crises and disaster situations.
  • Exchange best practices and lessons learned in HADR operations.
Key Activities:
  • Joint training exercises focusing on maritime, amphibious, and disaster relief operations.
  • Skill development sessions, workshops, and simulations to improve coordination and response efficiency.
  • Evaluation and feedback sessions to identify areas for further improvement and refinement of procedures.
Significance:
  • Strengthens the strategic partnership between India and the US in addressing common security challenges.
  • Demonstrates both countries’ commitment to regional stability, security, and humanitarian assistance efforts.
  • Enhances interoperability and mutual trust, laying the groundwork for future joint operations and collaborations.

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