Ajab Gajab: Army dogs work on signal, they risk their lives and know how the training takes place!
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Kent, a 21-year-old female dog working with the Searching Dogs Unit of the Indian Army, was martyred in a face-to-face fight with terrorists in the Narla area of Rajouri district. When information about the presence of terrorists was received, Kent was at the forefront with the Indian Army soldiers. Amidst sudden firing from the terrorists, Kent displayed amazing courage. When the terrorist was trying to target his handler, Kent was shot. His handler was also injured in the clash and was admitted to Udhampur Army Hospital.
Army dogs undergo rigorous training to be able to silently carry out missions, respond effectively to commands, and learn tactics for both attack and defense. When the time comes, they don't hesitate to put their lives on the line, just like Kent did.
Kent, a six-year-old Labrador dog, has been serving in the Indian Army for the last five years. She had earlier also taken part in eight major operations but this time she tragically became a victim of terrorist firing. On Wednesday evening, Army officials honored him and gave him a guard of honor before performing his last rites.
A group of Indian Army soldiers had launched a search operation in the Narla area of Rajouri district. Kent was leading the team along with her handler when the terrorists started firing from all sides. Amidst the crossfire, Kent shows bravery and gets close to a terrorist. The terrorist intended to target his handler, but Kent intervened and was shot in the process. Ultimately, the soldiers managed to eliminate the terrorists, but not before Kent made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
Military sniffer dogs
The Indian Army consists of many dog breeds, mainly Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Great Mountain Swiss Dogs and Mudhol Hounds. These dogs undergo an extensive training process before being inducted into the army. Training begins at the age of six months, and after about six months of training, they are assigned to various army units. The retirement age for dogs is set at eight years, during which they faithfully follow army rules and participate in various operations. Typically, each dog has a designated handler during their service.
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Working without barking, following eye cues
During training, military dogs are taught to work without making noise and to respond to their handler's eye signals. They also receive training not to bark. If a critical situation arises where the handler cannot give a signal, these army dogs do not hesitate to take action against the enemy and neutralize the threat as directed by their handler's eye movements. Even when handlers are unable to signal, these dogs are determined to eliminate the enemy and ground them.