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[pib] Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019

Mains level : Significance of the exercise

  • The Joint Military Exercise Dharma Guardian-2019 between India and Japan will be conducted to share experience gained during various Counter-Terrorism Operations in respective countries.


  • It is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018.
  • This exercise is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism.
  • The scope of this exercise covers platoon level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.
  • It will enhance the level of defence co-operation between Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) which in turn will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.
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