Troops of India and Japan conduct a mock drill during joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2022’ at the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Center in Belagavi, Karnataka.
This annual military exercise between the armies of India and Japan began on 27 February and ended on 10 March 2022.
Dharma Guardian is an annual military exercise that is being conducted in India since 2018.
The exercise involves platoon level joint training on operations in semi-urban or urban areas and jungle.
The exercise lays special emphasis on enhancing the tactical skills required to combat global terrorism. It seeks to enhance inter-operability between the two armies and promote military-to-military relations.
Indian Army’s 15th Battalion Maratha Light Infantry Regiment and 30th Infantry Regiment of Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces (JGSDF) are participating in this 12-day joint exercise.