MHA holds Ok-9 coaching programme at Bhanu

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 14

A unique training programme for dog units of police and central security forces was organised at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force’s National Dog Training Centre in Bhanu near here.

The programme was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ police modernisation division.

Titled “Bridging Gaps in Augmentation of K-9 performance”, the three-day programme was attended by 52 officers from 14 Central Armed Police Forces and state police organisations.

The workshop was inaugurated by Inspector General SB Sharma of the ITBP. He stressed on deploying dogs for border patrolling for effective border management.

The sessions were conducted by Dr PK Chug, a consultant with the MHA, along with Deputy Inspector General Sudhakar Natarajan to mainstream K-9 strategies to combat terror with zero error.

A new ‘Clicker K-9’ training methodology was demonstrated that would reduce the K-9 training for explosive detection dogs from 24 weeks to just 12 weeks and from 36 weeks to just 20 weeks for dual purpose service dogs.

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