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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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.
Following the Army’s tweet, there was praise showered for Dutch.�