NSG dog, Lt Colonel Niranjan recommended for gallantry award

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New Delhi, Apr 24: In a first of its kind, countries elite NSG (National Security Guard ) has recommended for gallantry award, a dog named 'Rocket' considering its contribution during sanitising of terrorists marred front defense, Pathankot airbase.

NSG has recommended two names, Rocket and martyr Lt Colonel Niranjan. It has to be recalled that Niranjan fought valiantly and martyred while disposing a bomb. He was the commanding officer of NSG's bomb disposal squad.

Lt Colonel Niranjan

Niranjan has been recommended by the NSG for the Showrya Award. But the recommendation stands unique this time as the NSG referred its dog, Rocket for the same. Awards will be conferred in the coming

Niranjan is a son of Shivaranjan, who is an employee of BEL. Kumar pursued his mechanical engineering in Islamia Institute of Technology.

After 2002 he relocated to M V Jayaram college to continue his education. Post completion of his education he joined Indian Army as his interests very much inclined towards to serving in the army. He had performed his duties successfully for several years in bomb disposal squad.

However, NSG 2-year-old NSG dog, Rocket, which is Belgian Malinois breed has earned appreciation from his masters for rendering the instructed duty. First in in the history of NSG a dog has been recommended for the gallantry award.

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