Army’s gift to Bangladesh: Horses & sniffer dogs

Army’s gift to Bangladesh: Horses & sniffer dogs
Indian Army Gifted 10 mine detecting Sniffing dogs to Bangladesh Army

NEW DELHI: India has gifted some smart and fighting-fit canine and equine soldiers to Bangladesh, in a move to further strengthen the military ties between the two countries.

The Indian Army handed over 20 military horses and 10 mine-detecting dogs to the Bangladesh Army at the Petrapole-Benapole integrated check post on the border on Tuesday.

“These equines and canines were trained by the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) of the Indian Army. Bangladesh Army personnel have also undergone training to handle these specialist dogs and horses,” said an officer.

Indian Army dogs have won several awards over the years for playing a stellar role in detecting explosives, tracking terrorists and rescuing disaster victims.

“We are always ready to extend our assistance to a friendly country like Bangladesh in issues concerning security,” said Major General Narinder Singh, who led the Indian delegation at the presentation ceremony on Tuesday.

“When it comes to security, the dogs have proven their mettle. The dogs which have been handed over are extremely effective in detecting mines and contraband items,” he added.