New Delhi: India-Japan joint military exercise ‘Ex Dharma Guardian-2022’ will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka) from February 27, 2022 to March 10, 2022.
The exercise is an annual training event that is being conducted in India since 2018.
Combat experienced troops of the 15th Battalion the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army and 30th Infantry Regiment of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) are participating in the exercise this year.
The Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces contingent arrived at the exercise location on February 25, 2022 where they were accorded a warm reception by the Indian side.
The 12-day-long joint exercise schedule includes house interventions drills, raid on terrorist hideouts in semi urban terrain, combat first aid, unarmed combat & close quarter combat firing where both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats. The joint field training exercises, joint combat discussions and joint demonstrations will culminate with a two day validation exercise scheduled on 08 and 09 March 2022. Special emphasis is being laid on enhancing tactical skills to fight global terrorism and on enhancing inter-operability between the forces and to promote Army to Army relations. (Press Release)