The 4th edition of joint military exercise Dharma Guardian between India and Japan is being conducted in Japan from February 17 to March 2, 2023. This is the first bilateral air exercise between India and Japan. The exercise is an annual training event with Japan and is of utmost importance in the context of security challenges being faced by both the countries in the backdrop of the current global situation.

The exercise will further enhance the level of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces, furthering the bilateral relations between the two countries. Other military exercises between India and Japan are JIMEX (Navy), Shinyu Maitri (Air Force) and Exercise Vir Guardian.

Dharma Guardian Exercise 2023

In the series of military training exercises conducted by India with various countries, Exercise Dharma Guardian is decisive and important in terms of security faced by both the countries in the fringes of the current global situation. The scope of the exercise includes platoon level joint training in forest and semi-urban/urban areas.

  • About Dharma Guardian Exercise: Exercise Dharma Guardian 2023 is an annual training event conducted between India and Japan.
  • Participation: Soldiers of the Garhwal Rifles Regiment of the Indian Army and an infantry regiment of the Central Army of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) are participating in Exercise Dharma Guardian 2023.
  • Mandate: The objective of the Dharma Guardian joint military exercise 2023 is to plan implementation and share learnings gained during the operation to enhance interoperability.
  • Venue and Timing: Exercise Guardian is being conducted from 17 February to 02 March 2023 at Camp Imazu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Importance of Dharma Guardian Exercise 2023

The joint exercise will enable both forces to share strategies, techniques and legal practices for the conduct of UN mandated strategic operations, in addition to developing interoperability, effectiveness, camaraderie and camaraderie between the two forces.

  • The joint Dharma Guardian exercise will enable both the armies to get to know each other better, share their vast experiences and enhance situational awareness.
  • "Xerus Dharmaize Guardian" further details the relationship between the two countries, recognizing the level of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces.

  Last update :  17 February 2023
  News Category :  Inauguration
  Post Category :  February 2023