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Indian Army Gifts Bangladesh 20 Army Horses and 10 Army Dogs.

Petrapole- Benapole, India-Bangladesh border: The Indian Army has gifted 20 trained Army horses and 10 Trained Army Dogs to the Bangladesh Army as a gesture to strengthen the bonds with The Bangladesh Army.

The dogs and horses have been trained by the Remount and Veterinary Corps of the Indian Army, as per the statement given by the officials. The army personnel of Bangladesh have also been trained to handle the canines and equines.

What is the Remount and Veterinary Corps in The Indian Army?

The RVC aims to develop and impart the skills of all aspects of veterinary sciences and animal care, veterinary public health and equestrian sports to meet the Tri-Service needs of the Armed forces as also to undertake technological exchange programme on scientific know-how with the environment for enhancing effectiveness, optimal production and efficient resource management.

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The RVC plays a role in Specialized and Technical Mandate related to all Army animals, Breeding, procurement, rearing, training and issue of trained Army Equines, Disease diagnosis, investigation & research in emerging diseases & treatment of sick animals, Maintain liaison with national bodies on a matter related to animal health, disease and research, Inspection of foods of animals origin (Meat, Fish and Poultry) for prevention of zoonotic diseases, Conduct Military & Technical Training of RVC Officers, JCOs and OR, Training of Riders and Army Dog Trainers (All Arms, CAPFs & FFCs), Procurement, rearing, breeding, training & issue of Horses & Mules and Provide Remount Veterinary element to NSG, SFF, Indian Navy, Assam Rifles, DRDO & UN MSN.

The presentation ceremony was held at Petrapole- Benapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the India – Bangladesh border.“The dogs which have been handed over, are extremely effective in mine detection and contraband items,” the official stated

The Indian Army Delegation was led by Major General Narinder Singh Khroud, Chief of Staff of Brahmastra Corps and the Bangladesh Army Delegation was led by Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, the Commanding the Jessore based Division. The presentation ceremony was held at Petrapole- Benapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the India – Bangladesh Border.

indian army delegates with bangladesh army delegates along with the cannines that have been handed over
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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 officer said. “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. The dogs which have been handed over, are extremely effective in mine detection and contraband items,” a senior Army officer added.

This will also prove benificial to strengthen our ties with Bangladesh,what do you think about it,let us know.

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