Hyderabad: The Eastern Command of the Indian Army on Saturday bid adieu to ‘Dutch’, a 9-year-old dog. Dutch served the nation for nine years as an expert in identifying Improvised Explosive Devices. This “decorated” dog played an instrumental role in several counter-terror and counter-insurgency operations.
“A real hero in service of the nation,” tweeted Eastern Command at the loss of its most beloved bomb sniffer.
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#Condolence#ArmyCdrEC condoles the death of 'Dutch' a 9 yr old ED dog who died on 11 Sept. He was a decorated dog of #EasternCommand who was instrumental in identifying IEDs in various CI/CT Ops. A real hero in service to nation. #Salute @adgpi @SpokespersonMOD pic.twitter.com/GKN4BA47IA
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 14, 2019
In 2014, Dutch received appreciation from the Indian Army as he saved the life of PM Modi, who was on a visit to Guwahati. He sniffed out a 7kg IED which was planted at the PM’s venue. In the same year Dutch identified 6kg IED from a public bus in Assam.
Though this is such a sad post, but it’s also an excellent post that gives equal respect to our braveheart dogs.
Every living thing on this planet has its rightful place here and I’m glad we are giving them their due honour when need be.
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) September 14, 2019
Following the Army’s tweet, there was praise showered for Dutch.