Indo-Japan military exercise commences in Mizoram
Dimapur, Nov. 1 (EMN): The first ever Indo-Japan exercise ‘Dharma Guardian – 2018,’ a joint military exercise between Indian and Japanese armies commenced at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram on Nov. 1.
The focus of the two-week-long exercise is to enhance tactical skills against global terrorism and increase inter-operability between the two forces, said PRO (Army) Col. Chiranjeet Konwer.
The Japanese contingent is represented by 32nd Infantry Battalion, while the Indian side by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles, it said. The exercise will comprise a balance of indoor classes and outdoor training activities.
The objective of the exercise is to build and promote army to army relation in addition to exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies. Due emphasis will be laid on enhancing tactical skills to fight against global terrorism and on increasing interoperability between forces of both countries which is crucial for the success of any joint operation, it stated.
Both the armies 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, it said, adding that the exercise will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other’s military.