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Indian Army Soon to Have Belgian Malinois, Dog Breed That Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden: Report
The report further stated that the canines will be reportedly used for urban warfare, especially in military operations.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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