Friday, January 18, 2013

A dog who served Indian Army

Story of a dog who served Indian Army till death

The Dog's name was Rex.

Rex was a recipient of GOC-in-C Commendation Card for his outstanding & exemplary performance against militants.

The 9A 92 Rex, a golden Labrador was born on 25 February 1993 at RVC Centre & School Meerut. After a year's training, he was posted to 14 Army Dog Unit under Delta Force and assigned the areas adjoining the town of Bhaderwah, to help troops in trailing & tracking militants.

In March 1995, operating with troops of 25 RR in jungles of Badrot, South of Bhaderwah, he tracked a militant injured in an encounter for over 3 km in the thick of militant fire. In a chase that lasted for over four hours, he managed to recover one AK 56 rifles and an haversack containing 92 rounds.

In April 1998, out on a patrol in area Gulgandhar, security forces killed two dreaded militants and badly injured one, who managed to escape. Picking up the scent of his blood, 'Rex' went hot on the trail and moved speedily & stealthily over strenuous undulating mountains. After tracking over 2 km, he succeeded in tracing out the body of the militant in a hideout where he had succumbed to his injuries. Let out on yet another 'trial' with the QRT of CO 25 RR in Daraba near Rajouri, Rex suffered an unfortunate fall and sustained serious intestinal injuries.

He was evacuated to the nearest Army Veterinary Hospital where he developed acute gastroentrities and finally succumbed on 22 September 1999.


CCTV camera surveillance network

Narendra Modi inaugurates the first-ever in India, CCTV camera surveillance network, ‘Safe City Surat’ project of Surat police

“The project will show path to the nation in establishing reliable vigilance network for crime detection”

Rising above the PPP model, the project has become the best example of four ‘P’ formula of ‘People’s Public Private Partnership’ - Narendra Modi

The vigilance network covers over 200 km. radius of Surat city. About 104 CCTV cameras are installed at 26 strategic places. The Chief Minister went to the command and control centre of the project at the police commissioner’s office and sought information on various aspects of the project. He said the CCTV cameras will prove to be a ‘third eye’ of Surat police.

The project, a brainchild of Commission of Police Rakesh Asthaana, has been implemented in association with textile and diamond traders, software companies, builders and Traffic Education Trust, among others.

Under the project, which is being implemented in three phases, a total of 5,000 CCTV cameras will be installed at 500 locations, including entry and exits points of Surat city, important traffic junctions and other sensitive areas.

Surat Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said the Chief Minister was the motivational force behind this project. “The Surat city is prepared to meet any challenge”, he said.