As part of country’s efforts to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh, the Indian Army on November 10, gifted the latter 20 fully-trained military horses and 10 mine-detection dogs, for which it had also imparted training to the Bangladesh Army personnel for handling these specialist dogs and horses.
“The performance of military dogs in the Indian Army has been commendable. We are always ready to extend our assistance to a friendly country like Bangladesh in issues concerning security. When it comes to security, the dogs have proven their mettle. The dogs which have been handed over, are extremely effective in mine detection and contraband items,” said a senior Army Officer.
As per a statement, the equines and canines were trained by the Remount and Veterinary Corps of the Indian Army. Major General Narinder Singh Khroud, Chief of Staff of Brahmastra Corps led the Indian Army delegation while the Bangladesh Army delegation was led by Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, who is Commanding the Jessore based Division.