DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 - First ever India Japan joint military exercise to be held in Mizoram

DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 - First ever India Japan joint military exercise to be held in Mizoram
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 - First ever India Japan joint military exercise to be held in Mizoram

DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 - First ever India Japan joint military exercise to be held in Mizoram

The first joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan will be held at the Army’s Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram) from November 1 to 14, 2018.


Main objective behind this exercise is to promote Military cooperation between both the countries.The Indian contingent will be represented by 6/1 GORKHA RIFLES while the Japanese contingent will be represented by 32 Infantry Regiment of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force.


During the 14 day long exercise, due emphasis will be laid on increasing interoperability between forces from both countries. Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Experts from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their expertise on varied operational aspects.

Exercise 'DHARMA GUARDIAN-2018' will be yet another step in deepening strategic ties including closer defence cooperation between the two countries. It will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other's militaries and also facilitate tracking the worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.

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