SILCHAR, Oct 19 - The second edition of the bilateral annual military exercise �Dharma Guardian � 2019� between Indian and Japanese Army got under way on Saturday at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS), Vairengte in Mizoram.
According to a press release issued from the CIJWS, the Japanese contingent comprises 34th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF), while the India is being represented by a Dogra Regiment battalion. 25 soldiers from the battalions are participating in this joint exercise.
The aim of this exercise is joint training of troops in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain.
As part of the exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations will be conducted. Both the armies will also share their valuable experiences in countering such situations as also refine drills and procedures for joint operations.
The exercise will culminate with a 72-hour validation phase which will test the skills of soldiers in conducting joint operations in a counter-terrorism scenario, the release added.