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RIP Hero: Indian Army dog ‘Zoom’ who fought J&K militants despite injuries, passes away

Source : The Indian Express

RIP Hero: Indian Army dog 'Zoom' who fought J&K militants despite injuries, passes away
Image Tweeted by Indian Army Chinar Corps Twitter @ChinarcorpsIA


Armyโ€™s assault dog Zoom, who had received two gunshot wounds during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmirโ€™s Anantnag district, succumbed while undergoing treatment on Thursday.

Zoom passed away around 12 pm at the Advance Field Veterinary Hospital, Army officials were quoted by news agency ANI. โ€œHe was responding well till around 11.45 am when he suddenly started gasping and collapsed,โ€ they said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Tangpawa area of Anantnag district on Sunday night after receiving inputs about the presence of militants. Zoom was sent on Monday morning inside the house where the militants were suspected to be holed up.

Army Assault Canine 'Zoom' laid down his life in the line of duty. He suffered gunshot wounds during Op Tangpawa on 09 Oct 22 where he fought gallantly with terrorists, saving lives of soldiers. His selfless commitment and service to the Nation will be remembered forever. pic.twitter.com/R6i7Cv5WG5

— Chinar Corps๐Ÿ – Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) October 13, 2022

After locating and attacking the militants, he received two bullet wounds, critically injuring him. Despite being wounded, the Army said, the canine kept attacking the militants, helping in efforts to neutralise them.

In the encounter, two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed, while two soldiers were injured.

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