Greeted with a huge applause, the canine brigade is considered the silent warriors who are also experts in various fields. The dogs included Labradors and German Shepherds, who are specialists in detecting explosives and landmines, tracking and avalanche rescue operations.
The squad had undergone months of intense training to turn their heads and eyes to the right for the salute and to avoid any kind of distractions such as loud drums and cheering crowds.
And yes, they have names too-a young bunch between the age of 2 and 5, they are lovingly called Chiku, Oscar and Caesar.
Doning the unit's colour comprising bold stripes of maroon and Gold, this brigade is not new to Rajpath. The spokesperson of the Indian army said that canines were introduced way back in 1990.