PM Modi lauds courageous Army canine Sophie, Vida

New Delhi, August 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his month-to-month radio tackle “Mann ki Baat” on Sunday lauded the nation’s canine brigade and particularly talked about about two canine — “Sophie” and “Vida”. The two courageous canine have been awarded the Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation Cards on August 15.

Sophie and Vida obtained this honour as a result of they carried out their duties diligently whereas defending their nation, the PM stated.

Military sources stated Vida, belonging to an Army canine unit below Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command, was instrumental within the well timed detection of 5 mines and one grenade buried underground, stopping doable casualties and accidents to troopers.

Sophie of the Special Frontier Force (bomb disposal squad) saved lives by sniffing out the presence of initiator/accelerant which might have been unexpectedly used to manufacture an IED (improvised explosive system), they stated.

“Such canines have played a very important role in thwarting numerous bomb blasts and terrorist conspiracies,” PM Modi stated.

In the previous one 12 months, Army canine have contributed to 53 profitable missions for the Indian Army, together with monitoring of terrorists and recovering people from snow-bound areas. The PM additionally exhorted these planning to boost a pet canine to undertake one from the Indian breeds, saying they’re “very good and capable”. — TNS

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