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Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024

Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024:

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.

  • Exercise Dharma Guardian is an annual exercise and is conducted alternatively in India and Japan.
  • It is the 5th edition of joint military exercise between India and Japan.
  • The aim of the Exercise is to foster Military Cooperation and enhance combined capabilities to execute joint operations in the semi-urban environment under Chapter VII of the 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.
  • It will enable the two sides to share their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for conducting tactical operations.
  • The Exercise will also facilitate developing interoperability, bonhomie and camaraderie between troops of both sides.
  • This will enhance the level of defence cooperation, further fostering bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.