The Border Security Force (BSF) in Shillong has decided to train two Indian dog breeds to patrol the border areas. If the experiment is successful, additional breeds will be used.
Two Indian dog breeds, Rajapalaya and Mudhol, are currently being trained for use on a trial basis.
“We currently have two Indian dog breeds, Rajapalayam and Mudhol, which we are doing trial training,” said BSF Meghalaya’s senior veterinarian.
“Once the training is complete, these dogs will be brought into the field for patrol activities in the border area,” he added.
The senior vet said if the trial is successful, other Indian dog breeds will be trained as military dogs. The dogs’ training process will take at least a year.
“Not only the BSF, but also the Indian Army is preparing to include Indian dog breeds in the force,” he said.
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