In a move to further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh, Indian Army gifted 20 fully trained military horses and 10 mine detection dogs to the Bangladesh Army. The Bangladesh Army personnel had been trained to handle the specialist dogs and horses. These equines and canines were trained by the Remount and Veterinary Corps of Indian Army.
The presentation ceremony was held at Petrapole- Benapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the India – Bangladesh Border. Brig JS Cheema from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka was also present at the event. India’s partnership with People’s Republic of Bangladesh stands out as a role model in the region for good neighborly relations.
“The performance of military dogs in 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 Maj Gen Narinder Singh, Chief of Staff, Brahmastra Corps.