The Kolkata Police announced that Belgian Malinois will be inducted into the specialised dog squad being set up to combat terror activities in Kolkata. Early last year, the Mumbai police too added the Belgian Malinois to its existing dog squad
- The Belgian Malinois is one of the four breeds of Belgian sheepdogs that were bred for herding. Malinois is the short-coated variety of a Belgian Shepherd Dog.
- The dog breed that helped US Seals track Osama bin Laden in 2011 in Pakistan. In 2019, a male Belgian Malinois, Conan, was used during the Barisha raid to chase Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- Dogs have visual and olfactory sensory abilities that can go where a soldier cannot. They can also intimidate a foe more quickly using non-lethal force. Because of these qualities, dogs have been trained for military duties for over a century.
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Police dogs in India
- In October 2019, Delhi Police said it would induct five Golden Retrievers into its canine squad.
- These dogs were brought from a kennel in Hyderabad and were trained for six months in a training centre run by the BSF in Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh.
Source : Indian Express