Dogs are a man’s best friend and our army men are also on occasion accompanied by valiant doggos who are in service of the country. The army has been employing hounds and sniffing dogs to detect bombs and other explosives in addition to drugs. And with the extra love, care and rigorous training, the canine unit is a respected and beloved part of the army.
The Indian army paid a beautiful tribute to the real hero of the nation and shared condolences on his death. A 9-year-old ‘Explosive Detection’ department dog ‘Dutch’was one of the decorated dogs working with the Eastern Command of Indian Army. In a tweet, the Eastern Command of the Indian Army shared heart-breaking pictures of the rites for Dutch. They captioned it:
#ArmyCdrEC condoles the death of ‘Dutch’ a 9 yr old ED dog who died on 11 Sept. He was a decorated dog of #EasternCommand who was instrumental in identifying IEDs in various CI/CT Ops. A real hero in service to the nation. #Salute
#Condolence#ArmyCdrEC condoles the death of 'Dutch' a 9 yr old ED dog who died on 11 Sept. He was a decorated dog of #EasternCommand who was instrumental in identifying IEDs in various CI/CT Ops. A real hero in service to nation. #Salute @adgpi @SpokespersonMOD pic.twitter.com/GKN4BA47IA
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 14, 2019
The beautiful tribute by the army left netizens teary-eyed who flooded the post with heartfelt messages:
Though this is such a sad post, but it’s also an excellent post that gives equal respect to our braveheart dogs.
Every living thing on this planet has its rightful place here and I’m glad we are giving them their due honour when need be.
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) September 14, 2019
🙌 Wish you a happy journey my friend
— Anwesh Bose (@anweshbose) September 14, 2019
RIP brave boy…. #alldogsgotoheaven
— Sowmya Priya| ಸೌಮ್ಯ | 🇮🇳 (@iamS_Priya) September 14, 2019
RIP Puppy 🐶.
Thank you for your service.
— Dr Vivek Shivran (@DrVivekShivran) September 14, 2019
Rest in peace,heartiest thanks for service to nation without complaining 24×7.
— Sanjay Kumar (@sanjay_gma) September 14, 2019
My salute to a Dog Soilder of Indian Army. Jai Hind.
— Mayur Samant (@mayur_samant) September 14, 2019
We will meet across that rainbow bridge someday DUTCH the brave heart. Until then run free my dear.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Ashish Singh Srinet (@ashu0901) September 14, 2019
Service dogs are true heroes. May his soul rip
— Shilpa Sharma~ Bhosekar (@shilpa_bhosekar) September 14, 2019
Huge salute to this soldier❤🇮🇳❤
— Mahi (@Mahi_03) September 14, 2019
Salute to a legend
— Abhishek Pareek (@Abhishe02322944) September 14, 2019
Good boy #Dutch ! Thank you for being awesome. I pray you get a ton of doggy treats in the after life. Farewell & Thank you.
— Nimit Vaishnav (@lordofstringss) September 14, 2019
Hope he gets eternal peace in doggy heaven. Good work Dutch boy, we will see you on the other side. Goodbye pic.twitter.com/VtrnjDJ0ot
— Satya🇮🇳🗿 (@satyap8080) September 14, 2019
Thank you Indian army for giving these bravehearts the respect they deserve for serving the country.