New Delhi, September 12: How did the Indian Army keep away dogs from barking when they were on their route to carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan? Leopard urine is the answer to this. Former Nagrota Corps commander Lt Gen Rajendra Nimborkar has said that they carried leopard urine as they knew that dogs were scared of leopards and would not bark if they smell leopards around. Parrikar Attacks Opposition for Questioning Surgical Strikes.
"There was a possibility of dogs in villages barking at us on the route. I knew they are scared of leopards. We carried leopard urine with us & that worked & dogs didn't dare to come forward," Lt Gen Rajendra Nimborkar said.
Thorle Bajirao Peshwe Pratishthan in Pune on Tuesday awarded Lt Gen Nimborkar for his role in the strikes.
Nimborkar said as quoted by TOI that the Army had maintained highest secrecy. "Then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had told us to execute the operation in a week. I had discussed this with our troops a week in advance but didn’t reveal the exact location. They came to know about it a day prior to the attack," Lt Gen Nimborkar said.
The surgical strikes were conducted by the Indian Army in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in response to the Uri terror attack wherein 18 Army personnel were killed.