Champa jumped in front of the weapon and took first bullet on her teeth. Such was her unwavering allegiance.
Since the beginning of mankind, dogs have been loyal companions of the humans. The history and the stories of humans and dogs are so intertwined that
in every era they both have together been the best of friends of each other. The following incident is one of the greatest examples and proof of the level of friendship and loyalty a dog possesses towards its master and the country as well.
Champa is a loyal companion of Army in one of the forward posts along Line of Control. She accompanies the patrols moving out of post during day and keeps strict vigil of the post at night. She would never let anyone unknown to pass through that area and would bark to alert everyone. In year 2016 one day, when the climate was very bad and foggy around the post, a group of terrorist planned to attack the post taking advantage of the bad weather. As soon as they reached close to the post, Champa sensed that something was wrong nearby. She heard noises and knew that the smell was of danger. She quickly ran barking towards the location of the militants alerting the entire post and everyone around. The militants reached the location and as soon as one of militant tried to fire upon the soldiers, without even a second thought, Champa jumped in front of the weapon and took first bullet on her teeth. Such was her unwavering allegiance.
The injured Champa was rendered with medical assistance. She recovered in few days and continue to be a loyal companion of soldiers at that forward post. Champa’s son Raja follows the footsteps of his mother and proudly accompanies the patrols continuing the family legacy.