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After 26 Year Army Dogs Will Participate in Republic Day Parade

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After a long gap of 26 years, Indian army dogs will again participate in Republic day parade.

Representational image via missionk9rescue.org
Representational image via missionk9rescue.org

36 dogs have been selected for the parade among 1,200 Labradors and German Shepherds. The dog squad of Indian Army has saved numerous lives of soldiers in counter-terrorism operations. These dogs are trained in sniffing bombs, tracking enemies, locating secret places and fetching evidence. Army had already come under heavy criticism when it was revealed via RTI that dogs were put to sleep after their retirement.Dog1

However the Army has stopped further killing of ageing dogs except for those suffering incurable, terminal diseases and injuries.