Indian Army gifts Mine Detection dogs and Trained horse to Bangladesh Army
On November 11, 2020, Indian Army gifted twenty trained horses and mine detection dogs to Bangladesh Army. The doges were trained by the Veterinary Corps and Remount of the Indian Army.
The Indian Army also trained the Bangladesh Army in training the experts to handle the horses and dogs. The Chief of Brahmastra Corps participated in the event. The presentation ceremony was held at Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post in India-Bangladesh border.
About Brahmastra Corps
The XVII Corps is called the Brahmastra Corps. It was built as a quick action reaction force to counter the Chinese along Line of Actual Control. The headquarters of the force is located in Panagarh, West Bengal. It operates under the Eastern Command of the Indian Army.
The force usually participates in Exercise HimVijay
The exercise is held in the high-altitude areas of Arunachal Pradesh. It was held for the first time in October 2019. It was then considered as the biggest mountain combat exercise of the Indian Army. Around 4,000 soldiers participated in the exercise.
Integrated Check Posts
The Integrated Check posts are built along the international borders to facilitate safe movement of people and goods across the borders. These posts are established by the Indian Government under Neighbourhood First Policy. It helps to improve connectivity.
These Check posts are regulated by the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI). It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It was established under the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010. It was set up to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for the movement of goods and passengers at designated points.
There are twenty ICPs in India’s international borders. Out of these, 10 are along India-Bangladesh border.
India-Bangladesh Military Exercises
The countries held military exercises such as Exercise Bongosagar, Sampriti. Sampriti is held between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. Bongosagar is held between the navies of the countries.