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Indian Army Dog Zoom Passes Away a Day After Surgery

Indian Army Dog Zoom

Military canine soldier dog ‘Zoom’, who underwent surgery after receiving gunshot wounds during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, passed away on October 13, 2022. Zoom was under treatment at the 54 Advance Field Veterinary Hospital (AFVH) in Srinagar.

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Indian Army Dog Zoom News

“Army dog Zoom, under treatment at 54 AFVH, passed away around 12 noon today. He was responding well till around 11:45 am when he suddenly started gasping and collapsed,” said Army officials. “#ArmyCdrNC condoles the death of Assault Dog ‘Zoom’…A real hero in service to the #Nation” tweeted the Army’s Northern Command.

Indian Army Dog Zoom Dies

In a combat operation in Kokernag of Anantnag, Army’s dog ‘Zoom’ attacked terrorists and he took two gunshots, one in his face and another one in his rear right leg while pursuing two heavily armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists hiding in a house but he succeed in pulling the men out of their hiding spots for the Army sharpshooters to gun them down.

The terrorist, who was later identified as Kupwara-resident Akhtar Hussain Bhatt, was killed by security forces after eight-hour-long combat in the Wanigam Bala area of Kreeri in the Baramulla district.

“In spite of the injuries, he continued his task which resulted in the neutralisation of two terrorists. Zoom was in stable condition after he underwent surgery and the next 24-48 hours were critical. His fractured rear leg was plastered and splinter injuries on his face were treated” the officials told the media.

Zoom was highly trained to locate and bring down terrorists during operations, and zoom was part of many active operations in south Kashmir, the army further added.

The two-year-old Belgian Malinois assault dog was a part of Operation Tangpawas’s combat team and he was with 28 Army Dog Unit for the past eight months.

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