What are dog Tags?

Dog tag refers to a type of military identification tags worn by soldiers during war. These tags are used in the identification of the dead and wounded in the battlefield. They are issued to soldiers as a replacement for plastic ID cards because of their resistance to harsh battle conditions and durability.  In India, the term ‘dog tags’ is often confused with pet tags that are used on animals. For a simple understanding of dog tags and its uses you can take a look at this video.

History of Dog Tags

The identification tags first surfaced during the American civil war. The inability to identify some of the dead soldiers created a nee

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