Army dog ‘Zoom’ succumbs to bullet injuries


JAMMU: Indian Army assault dog ‘Zoom’, who got critically injured in an anti-terror operation in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district a few days ago, passed away on Thursday (October 13, 2022), while undergoing treatment at Advanced Veterinary hospital in Srinagar.

Army officials confirmed Zoom’s demise and said that the canine, who was under treatment, passed away around 12 noon on Thursday. He was responding well till around 11:45 am when he suddenly started gasping and collapsed, Army officials added.

He received two gunshot injuries in the operation on October 10, 2022. Army officials on October 12, 2022, in an update on Zoom’s health, had said the canine was stable after surgery, however, added that the next 48 hours were critical. In spite of bullet injuries, Zoom continued his task which resulted in the neutralization of two terrorists.

Zoom, a Malinois or Belgian shepherd, was a little over 2 years old and was active in service for the last eight months. The Indian Army had also on Tuesday shared a video of Zoom, the “brave dog”, who has been “trained to locate and bring down terrorists”.


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