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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the contribution of canine units in national security and disaster response. He began with invoking the work of Vida and Sophie, two dogs who were recently felicitated with the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards. Vida, a labrador deployed with the canine unit at Army’s Northern Command, has helped find 5 mines and 1 grenade buried underground. Sophie, a cocker spaniel deployed with the Special Frontier Force (Bomb Disposal Squad), has helped find initiator/accelerant which is used in improvised explosive devices. In his Mann Ki Baat address to the nation, PM Modi also listed the various Indian breeds which are being used by security forces. He said that people should consider adopting indigenous breeds as part of the ‘atmanirbhar’ or self-reliance movement. Watch the full video for more.