Special horse Virat on the Rajpath remained the center of attraction for everyone

The horse named Virat is the pride of the oldest regiment of the Indian Army and is the quietest impressive of them all.

Special horse Virat on the Rajpath remained the center of attraction for everyone

Special horse Virat on the Rajpath remained the center of attraction for everyone

Farewell is never easy. When it comes to the last days of your career, emotions are no longer a deterrent. There is a pain in the chest or water comes down from the corner of the eye. One of the best achievements of human life is being able to express oneself, but does this rule apply to animals? Maybe not or unknown to us.

On the day of his departure, 'Virat' performed his duty for the last time. Not talking about Virat Kohli. This giant can be called the best horse in the country or the king of horses. The bodyguards of all the presidents of the country have a team of horses. His 'captain' is so big. He himself is a dark horse. The charger of the Commandant's bodyguard to the great President. The horse named Virat is the pride of the oldest regiment of the Indian Army and is the quietest impressive of them all.

The horse 'Virat', a part of the President's security fleet, retired today. It was given the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal this year. On this occasion, President Kovind, PM Modi, and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh bid him farewell. The presence of this special horse Virat on the Rajpath remained the center of attraction for everyone.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh patted Virat on his head and sent him off. After the conclusion of the Republic Day parade, PBG announced Virat's retirement. The horse has successfully participated in the event 13 times. Virat has the distinction of carrying former Presidents of India as well as current President Ram Nath Kovind with grace and dignity in a ceremonial parade.

This horse is supposed to be the charger of the bodyguard

Virat is considered the most trusted horse during the parade. The Hanoverian breed horse was added to the bodyguard family in 2003. He is also called the charger of the President's bodyguard. An official said that Virat is a disciplined horse and is known for his build and size. Virat performed exceptionally well despite his age during the Republic Day Parade and Beating the Retreat ceremony in 2021.

The President's Bodyguards are the most elite regiments in the Indian Army, numbered by the thousands on the basis of height and heritage and bedded in the finest regalia to suit their situation. The 200-strong cavalry unit has, for centuries, been assigned to India's topmost VIPs, from British viceroys to modern-day heads of state. Every Republic Day, equestrians clad in red coats, golden stripes, and turbans carry the President to the stage and order the national anthem to begin.