Jammu: Indian Army paid emotional tributes on Sep 13, 2023 to the six-year-old dog from the army’s canine unit who sacrificed her life to save her handler during an encounter.
The female labrador named Kent lost her life yesterday on Sep 12 during Operation Sujaligala in Jammu and Kashmir’s Narla village in Rajouri district.
Army officials gathered around Kent's body to pay their final respects. In a statement, the Public Relations Officer, Indian Army, Jammu said on Tuesday that Kent, from the 21 Army Dog Unit, led a group of soldiers on the trail of fleeing terrorists following a gunfight with the terrorists. The brave dog was at the forefront of Operation Sujaligala and lost her life while shielding her handler, according to the statement.
The female canine reportedly took part in eight operations starting from November 14, 2022, including multiple operations in the Poonch and Rajouri areas. Indian Army released a video of Kent participating in an operation as soldiers followed her through rough terrain.