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Indo-Japan first joint military exercise Dharma Guardian 2018 kicks off in Mizoram



Indo-Japan first joint military exercise 'Dharma Guardian 2018' kicks off in Mizoram: Details, Aim, Highlights

The first-ever joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan has been kicked off at the Indian Army’s Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram) on 1st November 2018.

The Dharma Guardian Exercise-2018 is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, as also facilitate in tracking worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.

About Dharma Guardian

In the Dharma Guardian Exercise-2018, Indian Army will be represented by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles, while Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force will field its 32 Infantry Regiment. The significance of this exercise will be on building interoperability.

India and Japan armies will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Moreover, experts from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their expertise on varied operational aspects.



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