Belgian Malinois that terrified IS terrorists to be part of new dog squad to attack Maoists
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police is preparing a new dog squad for the Thunderbolt to fight Maoists. They will be buying five dogs of Belgian Malinois breed. This breed is commonly used by military forces. The US Army had used this breed to trace IS terrorist group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Kerala Police is buying the dogs from the Kennel Institute of Punjab Home Department. A team including dog trainer and veterinary doctor headed by ADGP Tomin J. Thachankary visited Punjab for this purpose. Thachankary said that the police force intends to buy 21 dogs.
Apart from Belgian Malinois, other breeds like Labrador and Beagle will also be purchased from Punjab. Dogs that are 45 months old will be bought and trained for one year. Five dogs have been selected after examining more than 50 dogs. One dog costs about Rs 90,000. Six Indian breed dogs will be bought from Ooty.
The police force use Belgian Malinois for attacking the enemy. They are capable of attacking the enemy when instructed. The police intend to use these dogs in the forests where Maoist threat exists.