Due to his bravery, commitment, and efficiency, Zoom, the Army’s assault dog, has garnered national attention. The German Shepherd was used in an Army operation against terrorists in the Jammu and Kashmir region of Anantnag, where he contributed to the deaths of two terrorists.
Zoom is an assault dog used by the Indian Army that has been taught to be both obedient and vicious. It had been trained for months to discover, track, and kill terrorists to help law enforcement take them out.
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Many operations against terrorists have included Zoom. It was given the assignment on Monday to find terrorists who had been hiding in a residence in Anantnag. The two terrorists were forced to flee for their lives after being assaulted by the dog. Before they fired again at him with their assault rifles, he gravely wounded them. Despite being hurt, he kept on doing his job. Later, security personnel killed the two terrorists.
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In a tribute video, the army stated -“Zoom has been trained to locate and bring down terrorists. Zoom has been part of many active operations. Tasked to clear a house where terrorists were hiding. It attacked terrorists and received two gunshots. Despite being injured, the brave soldier continued his task which resulted in neutralization of 2 terrorists. Op Tangpawa, #Anantnag. Army assault dog ‘Zoom’ was critically injured during the operation while confronting the terrorists. He is under treatment at Army Vet Hosp #Srinagar. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
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Aasif Ahmed alias Hubaib and Vakeel Ahmed alias Talha, both members of The Resistance Front, have been named as the two terrorists. Because they couldn’t find the terrorists’ exact hiding place, Army officers employed Zoom in the assault. Later, they equipped Zoom with a body cam, which detected them.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were shot dead and two soldiers were hurt in the clash.