India, Japan kick off first joint military exercise Dharma Guardian-2018 in Mizoram


The armies of India and Japan started a joint military exercise at Counter Insurgency Warfare School, Vairengte, Mizoram, the first such drill conducted by both nations together.

During a fortnight-long exercise which started on Thursday, November 1, the Indian side is represented by 6/1 GORKHA RIFLES while 32 Infantry Regiment of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force are representing Japan.

As reported by FE Online earlier, the decision to have joint army exercises was taken at the 2017 India-Japan summit and the focus of ‘Dharma Guardian-2018″ is on increasing interoperability between forces from both countries.

Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Read more

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