Veer Guardian (Air Force Exercise)

Veer Guardian

(Paper I- Indian History & Culture)

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) are set to hold their maiden bilateral air exercise, Veer Guardian 23.


Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) are set to hold their maiden bilateral air exercise, Veer Guardian 23, from January 16 to 26 at Hyakuri air base and Iruma air base in Japan.

Aim : Aims to promote mutual understanding and strengthen defence cooperation between the air forces.

IAF will be fielding its Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft drawn from a squadron under the Western Air Command. The IAF 150 crew will be flying in IAF’s C-17 transport aircraft. 


The JASDF would be fielding four F-15s and four F-2 fighter jets for the exercise.


In September, in a press statement after the India-Japan 2+2 ministerial dialogue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh noted that the two Air Forces are working closely for early conduct of the inaugural Air Force fighter exercise.

Other Defence Exercise between India & Japan:

Japan took part in the Milan Exercise conducted by the Indian Navy for the first time in 2022. The Milan exercise is a biennial multilateral naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy since 1995 at the Andaman and Nicobar Command.

*India and Japan are currently conducting Dharma Guardian exercise between the armies, SHINYUU Maitri between the air forces, and JIMEX between the navies. 

*Japan has been taking part in the India-US Malabar naval combat exercise since 2015.


Source : The Hindu , Tribune

Source : The Hindu , Tribune

  • Essay writing, quiz competitions and other activities have been organised in schools and colleges across the country to mark the day. 


Digital exhibitions have also been set up at public places like railway stations, petrol pumps, airports, among others. Programmes have been organised across the country where dignitaries will narrate the life story and sacrifice of the Sahibzades.


Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi was present at the ‘Exam Warriors’ painting competition organised by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.

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Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Shahibjada Jujhar Singh, Sahibjada Zorawar Singh, and Sahibzada Fateh Singh are the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh guru. 


Guruji and his army were attacked by the Mughal Army in 1704.


Anandpur Sahib Fort was the starting point of the conflict. The family was split up after a protracted battle on the Sarsa River’s bank. 


Later, the Sahibzaades were asked by Nawabs to convert to Islam, but they refused and affirmed their love for Sikhism. This fearless attitude of the young lads left the Mughal emperor furious.


As a result, they were immediately buried between the walls.


And in history, this event later got etched as a supreme sacrifice made by Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh.


Source : Hindustan times , Indian Express. 

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