India gifts 20 trained military horses, 10 mine detection dogs to Bangladesh, trained by Remount and Veterinary Corps of Indian Army.

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) –

In an offer to fortify ties between New Delhi and Dhaka, the Indian Army here on Tuesday gifted 20 fully prepared military horses and 10 mine identification dogs to Bangladesh Army.

These horses and dogs were prepared by the Remount and Veterinary Corps of Indian Army. The Indian Army has additionally prepared Bangladesh Army staff for training and dealing with these expert dogs and horses. “Towards further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries in general and between the two Armies in particular, the Indian Army gifted 20 fully trained military horses and 10 mine detection dogs to Bangladesh Army,” the Indian Army proclamation read.

“India’s partnership with Bangladesh stands out as a role model in the region for good neighbourly relations. With this gesture, the bond which two countries share is expected to grow even stronger,” the statement added.

The Indian Army delegation was driven by Major General Narinder Singh Khroud, Chief of Staff of Brahmastra Corps while the Bangladesh Army Delegation was driven by Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, who is Commanding the Jessore based Division.

The introduction service was held at Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the India – Bangladesh Border. Brigadier JS Cheema from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka was additionally present at the function.

“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,” a senior Army official was quoted in the statement as saying.

“The dogs which have been handed over, are extremely effective in mine detection and contraband items,” the official stated.

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