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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his newest edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, hard-pressed for Atmanirbhar Bharat. The prime minister insisted Indians to prefer indigenous breeds of dogs.
Quoting an incident, Modi said, “In 2006, a dog named Balram detected a large number of explosives in the route of the Amaranth Yatra. In 2002, a dog named Bhawana detected an IED. While diffusing the IED, terrorists triggered a blast and both were martyred. Two-three years ago, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, CRPF’s Sniffer dog ‘Cracker’ was also martyred in IED blast. Recently, Beed police bade a tearful adieu to their dog ‘Rocky’, who had helped solve more than 300 cases for the police.”
He greeted the role of dogs in India’s security operations. P.M. also added that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research delves into dogs of Indian breed.
“Their purpose is to make Indian breeds better and more useful. Next time when you think of keeping a dog then you must bring one of the Indian breed dogs home. When self-reliant India is becoming the mantra of the masses then no area should be left behind,” Modi said in his monthly Mann Ki Baat .
“When we were celebrating Independence Day, very interesting news drew my attention about two daredevil characters of our security forces–One is Sophie and Second is Vida –both pride canines under the Indian Army. They have been conferred with the Chief of Army Staff commendation card. They were honored for discharging their duties while defending the nation. There are many such brave dogs with our armed force. who fought for the country and made supreme sacrifice for our nation,” Modi said