The soldiers of Indian and Japanese armies Thursday started two week long military exercise Dharma Guardian 2018 (Protector of Righteousness) at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Mizoram state in North East India.
Indian Army said the objective of Dharma Guardian 2018 exercise is to build and promote army to army relations in addition to exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies.
Indian Army said: “Emphasis will be laid on enhancing tactical skills to fight against global terrorism and on increasing interoperability between the forces which is crucial for success of any joint operation.”
The exercise will entail both indoor classes and outdoor training activities.
Both sides 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.
Dharma Guardian 2018 exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other’s military.
While Japanese contingent is being represented by 32nd Infantry Battalion Indian side is being represented by brave Gurkha soliders of 6/1 Gorkha Rifles.
One platoon level strength each of both the armies is participating in this exercise.