*Representational Picture Courtesy- oneindia.com

If ex Nagrota Corps Commander Lt Gen Rajendra Noborkar is to be believed, the Indian Army soldiers used leopard urine and faeces to keep off dogs during the 2016 surgical strikes in Pakistani territory.

While speaking at an award presentation ceremony organized by the city-based Thorle Bajirao Peshwe Pratishthan in Pune on Tuesday, Lt General Naborkar is quoted by ANI saying: "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 and that worked and dogs didn’t dare to come forward.”

In September 2016, Indian Army troops had crossed Line of Control and destroyed militant camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The 'operation' was reportedly in retaliation to a militant attack on the army at Uri on September 18 that left 19 soldiers dead.

This is for the first time, it was revealed that the Indian Army troops used leopard urine and faeces to keep Pakistani dogs silent to carry out the strike against militants successfully.

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