Why in News:
- Exercise Dharma Guardian, an annual exercise between Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Force, concluded at Belgaum with a focus on counter-terrorism operations and disruptive technologies between two key partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
About the exercise
- Dharma Guardian covered a vast spectrum – from cross training and combat conditioning in the field environment to sports and cultural exchanges.
- The contingents from the two armies jointly attended demonstrations at the firing ranges and also participated in various tactical exercises. Both contingents shared their expertise on contemporary subjects of counter-terrorism operations, as also on exploiting disruptive technologies such as drone and anti-drone weapons.
- The exercise also provided a platform for professional and cultural learning as well as social interactions which in-turn broaden their horizon towards knowledge and cooperation aiming towards co-existence as one in the Indo-Pacific Region