New Delhi: Taking their defence co-operation to a new level, India and Japan will be holding Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019, from 19th October to 2nd November 2019 at counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram.
This Exercise with Japan is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism. The scope of this exercise covers platoon level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.
25 soldiers from each of Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various Counter Terrorism Operations in respective Countries.
Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018. Notably, in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries.
The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation between the armies which in turn will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.