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IN Lifestyle ON 17 Jan, 2016
As a part of Republic Day celebration this year, Army Dogs will be seen marching down the Rajpath.
This year Indian Republic Day is celebrating it's 67th anniversary and about to create a buzz.
After 26 years, the entire country will rise to salute the contribution of the Indian Army's canine division. This decision was taken recently to indulge the Army dog squad on Republic day, following the sacrifice of mansi, a four-year-old Labrador, and her master Bashir Ahmed. We lost them last August at Tangdhar District in Kashmir.
The Army has selected 36 dogs, including 24 Labradors and 12 German Shepherds, who will march on Rajpath this Republic day.
These army dogs were chosen from the Meerut based remont and veterinary corps centre, where both canines and humans are trained.
The Indian Army has approximately 1200 Labradors, German shepherds and Belgian shepherds.