Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 'Mann ki Baat' address on Sunday hailed Indian Army dogs highlighting the role they play in disaster management and rescue missions. The Prime Minister appreciated the bravery of Sophie and Vida
Sophie and Vida are the dogs of the Indian Army who have been awarded the Chief of Army Staff 'Commendation Cards'. They received the honour because they performed their duties diligently while protecting their country.
Vida was instrumental in detection of 5 mines & 1 grenade buried underground, preventing any casualties to troops, while Sophie, an Explosive Detection dog sniffed out the presence of intiators or accelerants which could have been hastily used to fabricate an IED, thereby saving lives.
The Prime Minister urged people to bring home dogs of local breeds when planning on adopting a pet.