India-Japan Joint Exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2024’ Showcases Seamless Cooperation

Indian and Japanese troops demonstrated their military prowess on the obstacle course during the ongoing Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024. The Indian Army’s social media post on Monday highlighted the collaborative training efforts between the two nations, showcasing the seamless synergy between the Indian Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The exercise, marked by the hashtag #DharmaGuardian_2024, aims to enhance interoperability and mutual understanding, reflecting the deepening defense ties between India and Japan.

The Commanding General of the Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Lieutenant General Togashi Yuichi, visited the exercise site in Rajasthan on Sunday, during the ongoing 5th edition of the India-Japan joint exercise ‘Dharma Guardian.’ He commended both Japanese and Indian contingents, strengthening the camaraderie between the two armies and reinforcing collaborative efforts.

On the 8th day of the joint exercise, personnel from both armies participated in joint demonstrations, showcasing their ability to work together effectively. The activities included a mock drill to capture militants hiding in a house, employing specially trained animals such as dogs and eagles for the task.

The joint exercise signifies the deepening military cooperation between India and Japan, emphasizing their commitment to enhancing interoperability and mutual understanding. The training activities focus on strengthening the capabilities of both armies in counter-terrorism and disaster response scenarios.

Exercise Dharma Guardian serves as a platform for the exchange of best practices, fostering trust and camaraderie between the Indian and Japanese armed forces. Through collaborative training initiatives, both nations aim to contribute to regional stability and promote peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

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