BENGALURU: The 15th batch of highly trained dogs and their handlers passed out from the Dog Breeding and Training School of Central Reserve Police Force, Taralu on Monday. They are set to be deployed in counter-insurgency operations in which the central force is engaged in.
Speaking at the passing-out parade at the Taralu Centre, Suraj Bhan Kajal, IGP, Karnataka and Kerala Sector of CRPF, highlighted the challenging role played by world-renowned Belgian Shepherd dogs in counter-insurgency operations across the country.
CRPF is deployed mainly in Left Wing Extremists (LWE) areas where there is a threat of Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) and the dogs play a crucial role in saving lives of troops and civilians.
“In a short span of time, the institute has trained and deployed 229 dogs in fields. Many of them brought laurels to our organisation and also saved lives,” he added. The centre was started in December 2011. The breed that are trained here are Belgian Shepherd. Dog ‘Cairo’ that was part of ‘Operation Geronimo’ by the US SEALS to neutralize Osama Bin Laden was a Belgian Shepherd.
The passing-out parade on Monday was attended by senior officers from CRPF, police, central and state government officials.