Animals Mourn Caretaker’s Death


The horses of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) refused meals for two days after the death of their trainer and caregiver, sub-inspector Mangal Singh. He shared a special bond with the animals at the ITBP's animal training centre in Andhra Pradesh. 47-year-old Singh, who died of a heart attack, was considered to be one of the ITBP's best animal trainers. Singh played an important role during his posting in Kabul, Afghanistan between 2013 and 2016. He was the K9-ITBP's dog squad commander at the Indian embassy there. His animal explosive detection unit was responsible for protecting Indian assets from Taliban and IS attacks. During this time, Queen, one of his dogs, had detected an RDX bomb that could have blown up the entire embassy.

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