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President's bodyguard horse, Virat retires on R-Day

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
January 26, 2022 14:57 IST
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Virat, the President's Bodyguard Commandant's black horse, retired from his years long service after the 73rd Republic Day parade on Wednesday.

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi caresses Virat, the President's Bodyguard Commandant's black horse after the Republic Day Parade 2022 at Rajpath in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. President Ram Nath Kovind, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are also seen. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Virat was the mount of President's Bodyguard Commandant Colonel Anup Tiwary and took part 13 times in Republic Day parades.

 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh patted and bid farewell to the magnificent horse after the parade.

Virat was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation on the eve of Army Day on January 15.

Virat is the first horse to receive the commendation for exceptional service and abilities.

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