Watch: In a first, Navy divers slither down helicopter with sniffer dogs for bomb threat exercise

NewsBharati    15-Feb-2021
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Mumbai, Feb 15: In a first for the Indian Navy, divers slithered down from a helicopter with two explosive sniffing dogs as a part of a simulated bomb threat exercise. In a video, shared by the official Twitter handle of PRO Defence, Mumbai, the dogs named Minki and Mukti are seen being lowered down from the naval chopper to an offshore platform ‘Neelam’.
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“Clearance Divers of Western Naval Command slithered down from a naval helicopter to an offshore platform with two explosive sniffing dogs Minki and Mukti as part of simulated bomb threat during recently concluded Exercise Prasthan and #SeaVigil,” read the caption of the tweet, which has now gone viral on social media.
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Further, it added, "This has proved @indiannavy 's reach & swift response to neutralise bomb/IED threats even offshore."
Post the conclusion of the exercise, in recognition of this outstanding feat, the explosive sniffing dog Mukti and her handler SK Bishoyi, Sea I CD, were commended by the FOC-in-C Western Naval Command 11 Feb 21, stated another tweet by the official handle.