Dharma Guardian Exercise

Dharma Guardian Exercise

Dharma Guardian Exercise is a joint military exercise between Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). It is an exercise mainly focusing on anti-terrorism operations in semi-urban and jungle areas.

Japan and India shares common attitude towards global terrorism and both countries are committed to fight against terrorism. Both India and Japan are also facing serious threat to their national security from neighboring China.

Dharma Guardian exercise exchanges strategical military tactics of both Indian Army and (JGSDF). The exercises include harnessing slithering skills, practicing room intervention to find out the hideouts of terrorists in a semi-urban environment. The exercise has used drones and anti-drone weapons. JGSDF has learned yoga asanas while Japanese trained Indian Army Japanese martial arts. These series of exercises helped to deepen strategic ties of both nations.

In 2022 February, annual exercise was held in Foreign Training Node in Belgaum of Karnataka. This training was mainly focused on anti- terrorism operations in a semi-urban environment. Maratha Infantry Regiment and Japan’s 30th Infantry Regiment participated in the Belgaum exercise. The first exercise was started off in 2018 at Vairengte, Mizoram.

5th Edition

5th edition of Dharma Guardian 2024 commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan on 25th February 2024 till March 9, 2024. The exercise is hosted alternatively in both India and Japan annually. Japanese contigent was represented by 34th Infantry Regiment and Indian Army which was represented by Battalion from Rajputana Rifles.

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