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’.
“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.
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.