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Indian and Japanese Army soldiers in a joint military exercise at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) in Vairengte, Mizoram on Saturday
Indian and Japanese Army soldiers in a joint military exercise at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) in Vairengte, Mizoram on Saturday|Defence PRO
MIZORAM

Dharma Guardian: India-Japan military exercise begins in Mizoram

25 soldiers from the two nations are participating in the joint military exercise in counter-terrorism operations in the mountainous terrains of Vairengte

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Aizawl: The second edition of bilateral annual military exercise between the Indian and Japan Armies called ‘Dharma Guardian’ commenced at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) in Vairengte, Mizoram on Saturday.

Opening ceremony of the joint India-Japan military exercise in Mizoram
Opening ceremony of the joint India-Japan military exercise in Mizoram
Defence PRO

The Japanese contingent is represented by 34th Infantry Regiment, 1st Div of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF), while the Indian contingent is represented by a battalion of the Dogra Regiment.

25 soldiers from Indian and Japanese armies are participating in this joint exercise. The aim of exercise is to train troops in counter insurgency/counter terrorism operations in mountainous terrains. Exercise Dharma Guardian 2019 will further strengthen the long standing strategic ties between India and Japan.

India-Japan joint military exercise starts at Vairengte in Mizoram
India-Japan joint military exercise starts at Vairengte in Mizoram
Defence PRO

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-hour validation phase which will test the skills of soldiers in conducting joint operations in a counter-terrorism scenario.