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’India salutes you’: Tributes pour in for Army dog Axel who sacrificed life for soldiers

’India salutes you’: Tributes pour in for Army dog Axel who sacrificed life for soldiers

’India salutes you’: Tributes pour in for Army dog Axel who sacrificed life for soldiers


Mangalore Today News Network / News18

New Delhi, Aug 01, 2022: The Indian Army dog Axel attained martyrdom during an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir. The canine pinpointed the location of a holed-up terrorist and thus protected a mosque in the vicinity.


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The terrorist was killed by security forces after an 8-hour-long operation in Baramulla district. After an Army jawan and a policeman suffered injuries during the encounter, Axel, attached with a body camera, was pressed into action, reported PTI.



 


Axel was given a solemn military service in Pattan on Sunday. Tributes poured in for the brave canine who made the supreme sacrifice.

 


Major General S S Slaria, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Kilo Force, paid homage to Axel. It was an emotional moment for the canine’s handler, who has been its guardian, caretaker, trainer and a precious friend for the last two years.


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