Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024

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Recently, India and Japan kicked-off a two-week military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ in Rajasthan's Mahajan field firing range to foster deeper cooperation in confronting common security challenges.

About Exercise Dharma Guardian

  • It is an annual exercise and conducted alternatively in India and Japan.
  • It is the 5th edition of joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Japan 
  • Aim of the Exercise is to foster Military Cooperation and enhance combined capabilities to execute joint operations in semi-urban environments under Chapter VII of United Nations Charter.
  • The Exercise would focus on a high degree of physical fitness, joint planning, joint tactical drills and basics of special arms skills.
  • Significance
    • It will enable the two sides to share their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of conducting tactical operations.
    • The Exercise will also facilitate developing inter-operability, bonhomie and camaraderie between troops of both the sides.
    • This will enhance the level of defence cooperation, further fostering bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

What are Other Exercises between India and Japan?

  • Malabar: It is a multinational naval exercise in which India, Japan, United States and Australia participates.
  • JIMEX (naval)
  • SHINYUU Maitri (Air Force)

 Q1) What is Exercise Shinyuu Maitri ?

It is a bilateral military exercise between Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF).The exercise is being organized on the sidelines of the Indo-Japan Joint Army Exercise, Dharma Guardian.