Exercise Dharma Guardian

  • IASbaba
  • February 20, 2023
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International Relations
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Context:  The joint military exercise, “EX DHARMA GUARDIAN”, between India and Japan recently held in Japan.

About Exercise Dharma Guardian:

  • It is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018.
  • The exercise covers platoon level joint training on operations in jungle and semi urban/urban terrain.
  • The joint exercise schedule includes house interventions drills, raid on terrorist hideouts in semi urban terrain, combat first aid, unarmed combat & close quarter combat firing where both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats.
  • Special emphasis is being laid on enhancing tactical skills to fight global terrorism and on enhancing inter-operability between the forces and to promote Army to Army relations.
  • Troops of the Garhwal Rifles Regiment of the Indian Army and an Infantry Regiment from the Middle Army of the Japan Ground Self Defence Force are participating in the exercise this year to share experiences gained during various operations in order to enhance inter-operability in planning and execution.

Other Military Exercises between India and Japan:

  • Malabar: India and Japan with the United States and Australia participate in the naval wargaming exercise named Malabar.
  • JIMEX (naval)
  • SHINYUU Maitri (Air Force)

Q.1) Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS):

  1. Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.
  2. IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? (2016)

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source:  NewsOnAIR


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