New Delhi: The Indian Army is going to have Belgian Malinois, the dog breed that helped the US Navy Seal team in tracking and killing former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, media reports suggested on Thursday.Also Read - Republic Day Parade This Year To Have 25 Tableaux, 16 Marching Contingents | Details Here
According to a news report in The Print, the Army units already have these dogs, and a formal decision is now being taken to ensure more units get these canine soldiers in an institutionalised manner. Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Notification Out For Technical Entry Scheme Course at joinindianarmy.nic.in | Details Inside
The report further stated that the canines will be reportedly used for urban warfare, especially in military operations that require rooms in buildings to be recced or searches to be carried out in jungles or orchards. Also Read - Security Alert Issued In Delhi-NCR After Intelligence Inputs Of Possible Terror Attack Ahead Of Republic Day 2022
These Belgian Malinois are being trained to carry out surveillance of rooms through head-mounted cameras and for scouting in the jungles, report stated.
According to updates, the K9 unit of the ITBP, which patrols high-altitude regions, already has Belgian Malinois in its team. Moreover, the Maharashtra police also has written to the department concerned and the Director-General of Police (DGP) to acquire the Belgian Malinois for Naxal-hit areas.