Indian Army Dogs Will Participate In The Republic Day Parade After 26 Years

Remember how you’d wake up early morning every Republic Day just to catch the live telecast of the parade on TV. This year Republic Day Parade is going to be like none other you’ve ever seen.

Indian Army dogs, who have saved the lives of numerous soldiers in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations, will march down the Rajpath for Republic Day Parade on January 26 after a gap of 26 years. The Army, which has about 1,200 Labradors and German Shepherds, has selected 36 canines to march down the Rajpath with their handlers.


A war dog training school was raised on March 1, 1960 at Meerut. Basic and advanced training to dogs and their trainers on specialised jobs like explosive detection, mine detection, tracking, guarding and assaulting is imparted at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre and College.

The Army dogs and their trainers of this Corps have won one Shourya Chakra, six Sena Medals, 142 COAS Commendation Cards, six VCOAS Commendation Cards and 448 GOC-in-C Commendation Cards.

Here’s a video of Army dogs training:

This Republic Day is going to be the best ever!

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