U.S. authorities are searching for two Indian soldiers who disappeared from Camp Pendleton during a military training exercise.

Defense Department officials said Friday that the soldiers have been missing since March 20, the final day of a 30-day training exercise with the Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

A Camp Pendleton spokesman says the rest of the 120 Indian soldiers participating in the exercise returned home last weekend.

The State Department said it is working with local law enforcement agencies to find the soldiers. An Indian consular official in San Francisco confirms that his government asked U.S. authorities for help.