New Delhi, November 20 (Language) Delhi Police has purchased five new horses for its cavalry unit, after which the number of horses in the unit has increased to 18.
The age of these horses is between five to six years and they have been purchased from the Indian Army. These horses are housed in a unit located in ‘Old Police Line’ in North Delhi.
A police official said that the Delhi Police will use these horses for annual sports conferences, VIP duties and events like Independence Day and Republic Day parades.
The official said, “These horses have been purchased from the Army’s breeding centers at Hempur in Uttarakhand and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Each horse costs between five to six lakh rupees.”
He said that out of these five horses, two are female and three are male.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Vineet Kumar, their procurement is part of the process of procuring more horses for the unit. Under the scheme, 10 more horses will be purchased in the coming months.
An officer of the concerned unit said that the cavalry unit of Delhi Police was formed in 1930 and at that time it had 95 horses. According to him, the number of horses reduced to five due to neglect of this unit for years. Some horses have been purchased over the years but some horses have also been taken out of service.
Language Jitendra Netrapal
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