Indian, Japanese Troops Display Skills, Seamless Cooperation in Joint Training During Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024

Indian Army

New Delhi: Displaying their skills on the obstacle course during Exercise Dharma Guardian 2024, Indian and Japanese troops highlighted the seamless cooperation between the Indian Army and Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF).

Reflecting the deepening defence ties between India and Japan, the joint exercise aims to enhance interoperability and mutual understanding, deepening defence ties between the two nations. With focus on counter-terrorism and disaster response, the exercise strengthens regional stability and peace in the Indo-Pacific while ensuring seamless cooperation between the Indian Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF).

On March 3, which marked the 8th day of the joint exercise, both armies participated together and demonstrated how they work together and bring down the target. Amid the ongoing 5th edition of the India-Japan joint exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ being held in Rajasthan, the Commanding General, Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defence Force, Lieutenant General Togashi Yuichi paid a visit to the exercise site to take stock of the progress and boost morale. He also rendered words of encouragement to both Japanese and Indian contingents, strengthening the camaraderie between the Armies and enhancing the collaborative efforts between the two Nations.

A mock drill to capture the militants hiding in a house was also performed by the personnel and specially trained animals (dogs and eagles) were used for the task.

Signifying the deepening of military cooperation between India and Japan, the joint exercise underscores both nations commitment to enhancing interoperability and mutual understanding. The training activities aimed to strengthen 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 and the cultivation of trust and camaraderie between the Indian and Japanese armed forces. Through collaborative training initiatives, both India and Japan aim to bolster regional stability and contribute to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.