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Dharma Guardian: First India, Japan joint military exercise

The first joint military exercise named "Dharma Guardian" between India and Japan will be held at the Army's Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram) from November 1 to 14, 2018.
Dharma Guardian: First India, Japan joint military exercise
  • The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, and also facilitate tracking the worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.

About Dharma Guardian:

  • In this exercise, Indian Army will be represented by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles, while Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force will field its 32 Infantry Regiment.
  • The emphasis of this exercise will be on building interoperability.
  • Armies of both countries will jointly train, plan and execute series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in an urban warfare scenario.
  • Moreover, experts from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their expertise on varied operational aspects.

Interesting to know:

  • In recent times, India and Japan have been steadily stepping up their bilateral defence ties, with more military exchanges, training programmes and top-level visits as well as collaboration in maritime security and defence production, with an eye firmly on an aggressive and expansionist China.
  • Exercise Dharma Guardian will be another step to deepen bilateral strategic ties.
  • Such exercise will be an effective diplomatic tool to enhance overall strategic ties and military-to-military cooperation between both friendly countries.

Question:

Q. What is the name of the first joint military exercise between India and Japan that will be held at the Army's Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram) from November 1 to 14, 2018?
a. Shanti Guardian
b. Asian Guardian
c. Dharma Guardian
d. None of the above
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