Mizoram: Indo-Japan joint military exercise dharma guardian– 2019 begins

The Exercise will culminate with a 72 hours validation phase which will test the skills of soldiers in conducting joint operations in a counter terrorism scenario.


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Second edition of bilateral annual military Exercise Dharma Guardian – 2019 between Indian and Japan Army commenced today at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) Vairengte, Mizoram, India. The Japanese contingent is represented by 34th Infantry Regiment, 1st Div of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF), while the Indian side is represented by a battalion of the Dogra Regiment.

25 soldiers from the battalions are participating in this joint exercise. The aim of exercise is joint training of troops in counter insurgency/counter terrorism operations in both mountainous terrain. Exercise Dharma Guardian – 2019 will further cement the long standing strategic ties between India and Japan.

As part of the exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations will be conducted. Both the Armies will also share their valuable experiences in countering such situations as also refine drills and procedures for joint operations.

The Exercise will culminate with a 72 hours validation phase which will test the skills of soldiers in conducting joint operations in a counter terrorism scenario.

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