“Dharma Guardain-2018”, first time 14 day long joint military exercise between Indian & Japanese Armies begins.
Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ – 2018, a 14 day long joint military exercise between Indian & Japanese Armies, commenced at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte, Mizoram, India on 01 Nov 2018. The Japanese Contingent is being represented by 32nd Infantry Battalion, while the Indian side being represented by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles.
Approximately one platoon strength each of the battalions is participating in this exercise. The opening ceremony was given a patriotic start by contingent of both the countries singing their respective national anthems.
The Exercise will consist of a balance of indoor classes and outdoor training activities. The objective of this exercise is to build and promote army to army relation in addition to exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies.
Due emphasis will be laid on enhancing tactical skills to fight against global terrorism and on increasing interoperability between forces of both countries which is crucial for the success of any joint operation.
Both armies will jointly train, plan & execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario.
The exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other’s military.