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.�

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary �Still I Rise�, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad�s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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