- Sep 8, 2020
Indian police officer with his dog during dog's retirement ceremony
Indian army only likes phoreeen maaalI found an interesting thing , bsf uses horses to guard specially borders near poonjaub .
They use desi breeds liks kathiyawadi .
Marwadi is more elegant but its very less in numbers.
Case in point this View attachment 108989
While indian army uses foreign thoroughbred only , no indian breed.View attachment 108990
Now , to differentiate between the two .
Look at the ears of the horses on both photos , the one with inward curved ears are either kathiawari or marwadi ( marwadi is taller ) both have this feature.
These two breeds are only ones in entire world with inward curved ears.
The army follows british tradition and uses british horses
Now that is also gone, basically brits called marwadi inferior horse but Rajput princes kept the breed alive , after azadi many princes lost thier lands monies etc .Indian army only likes phoreeen maaal
I disagree, gupta empire fought huns for centuries , they used more cavalry than war elephants .Ancient Indian armies were used elephants extensively in combat until the Turk Mongolic cavalry made it obsolete.
The battle formations would usually involve a elephant with 3 to 5 riders.
1 mahout, rest combination of spearmen and archers.
Elephant were given protective cover around its body i.e. thick materials coverings it's eyes, ears leg joints etc.
Elephants were not so useful in close combat but had devastating effect in mid range.
It was a tank of its time.
Alexanders mentions in his book that the elephant charging would scare the horse's and dispel battle formations easily.
A point to note the elpehant in those time were larger.
Guys, any idea if the US service dogs got picked up from Kabul?
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