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Source-This post on Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ 2024 has been created based on the article INDIA-JAPAN Joint exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ commences in Rajasthan published in “PIB” on 27th February 2024.

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Recently, the 5th edition of the Joint Military Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan, India.

About Exercise Dharma Guardian

‘Dharma Guardian’ is an annual exercise held alternately in India and Japan
Description1) Dharma Guardian’ is a bilateral military exercise held alternately in India and Japan.
2) It is the 5th edition of the exercise.
3) The Japanese contingent is being represented by soldiers of the 34th Infantry Regiment, and the Indian Army contingent is being represented by a battalion of the Rajputana Rifles.
4) The exercise will also showcase India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative and the growing defense industrial capability of the country.
FrequencyIt is an annual exercise.
Objective1) To foster Military Cooperation and enhance combined capabilities to execute joint operations in semi-urban environment under Chapter VII of United Nations Charter.
2) To develop inter-operability, bonhomie and camaraderie between troops
Areas of cooperation1) The exercise will focus on the basics of high-level physical fitness, joint planning and special weapons skills.
2) Sharing their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of conducting tactical operations.

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