He hailed the function of canines in India’s safety operations, including that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is conducting analysis on canines of Indian breed.
“Their purpose is to make Indian breeds better and more useful. Next time when you think of keeping a dog then you must bring one of the Indian breed dogs home. When self-reliant India is becoming the mantra of the masses then no area should be left behind,” Modi stated in his month-to-month Mann Ki Baat tackle.
“When we were celebrating Independence Day, very interesting news drew my attention about two daredevil characters of our security forces–One is Sophie and Second is Vida –both pride canines under the Indian Army. They have been conferred with the Chief of Army Staff commendation card. They were honoured for discharging their duties while defending the nation. There are many such brave dogs with our armed forces who fought for the country and made supreme sacrifice for our nation,” Modi stated.
Citing an incident, Modi stated, “In 2006, a dog named Balram detected a large amount of explosives en route the Amarnath Yatra. In 2002, a dog named Bhawana detected an IED. While diffusing the IED, terrorists triggered a blast and both were martyred. Two-three years ago, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, CRPF’s Sniffer dog ‘Cracker’ was also martyred in IED blast. Recently, Beed police bade a tearful adieu to their dog ‘Rocky’, who had helped solve more than 300 cases for the police.”
On April 7, 2017, troops of E/170 Bn together with CRPF Canine soldier Cracker (Belgian Shepherd Malinois, DOB 04.10.2014) have been on Area Domination obligation in Modakpal forest space, Bijapur, Chattisgarh. It was main the troops and alerted the troops for suspicious IED planted on a kutcha monitor. Unfortunately, the IED acquired blasted and Cracker made supreme sacrifice saving the troops. Constable (Dog handler) YS Avinash acquired minor accidents.
The Prime Minister identified that canines play an vital function in catastrophe administration and rescue missions.
“In India, NDRF has trained dozens of such dogs. These dogs are experts in detecting alive persons under the debris in an earthquake or building collapse. I have been told that Indian breed dogs are very good and competent. The cost of their upkeep is also quite less and they are also accustomed to the Indian conditions. Now our security forces have also inducted and trained Indian breed dogs in their dog squads,” he stated.
“Mudhol hound and Himachal Hound, Rajapalayam, Kanni, Chippiparai and Combai are good Indian breeds dogs. The cost of their upkeep is also quite less and they are accustomed to Indian weather. Indian Council of Agricultural research is also conducting research on Indian breed dogs. Their purpose is to make Indian breeds better and more useful,” he stated.