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ITBP To Award Four Legged ‘Soldiers’ With Medals For Combat Operations

Published on 10 October, 2016 at 9:59 pm By

India’s four-legged ‘soldiers’ who accompany our troops to combat zones for sanitisation exercises and logistical tasks would now be decorated with special medals which have been instituted exclusively for them.


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The decision to award these four-legged ‘soldiers’ was taken by India’s Sino-India border guarding force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which has added an ‘Animal Transport’ and a ‘K9’ (canine) medal to their list of medals.

For the year 2016, ITBP has chosen their workhorse ‘Thunderbolt’ and female dog ‘Sophia’ to be awarded.


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“The canines, horses and other animals are our silent arm which keeps working relentlessly. The institution of medals is a special way to convey that we are thankful to them for their loyal services. The metal medals have been designed and minted in-house.” –  Vivek K Pandey, ITBP Deputy Commandant

These two ‘soldiers’ would be maiden recipients for this award and would be decorated during ITBP’s 55th-anniversary celebrations.

In past ITBP also inducted the first Belgian Malinois dogs for anti-Naxal operations in the country and for other tough assignments like infantry patrols.

The force traditionally has also got a strong animal transport unit which comprises of horses, mules, and ponies.


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This animal transport unit aid troops in guarding the high-altitude posts, especially along the 3,488 km long China border.

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