India, Japan Joint Military Exercise Begins

  • The 5th edition of ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’, an annual exercise between the Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Force, has begun in Rajasthan. 
  • The exercise, which is held alternately in India and Japan, will be conducted from 25th February to 9th March 2024. 
  • The exercise aims to foster military cooperation and enhance combined capabilities for joint operations in semi-urban environments. 
  • The exercises will focus on physical fitness, joint planning, joint tactical drills, and special arms skills. 
  • The exercises will include establishing a Temporary Operating Base, creating an ISR Grid, setting up a Mobile Vehicle Check Post, executing cordon and search operations, heliborne operations, and House Intervention Drills. 
  • Lieutenant General TOGASHI Yuichi, Commanding General of the Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defence Force, will visit India on the sidelines of the exercise.
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