In Pics: ITBP’s four-legged ‘soldiers’ steal the show in Chhattisgarh

Here’s a look at the life of the special dog squad of ITBP—K-9--in Chhattisgarh.

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We must admit the Sino-India border guarding force-- Indo-Tibetan Border Police-owns some of the finest canines as a part of its special dog squad-K-9. The four-legged 'soldiers' accompany the troop members mostly in combat zones for sanitisation exercises and logistical tasks.

Last week, the Twitter handle of ITBP posted some adorable pictures of its 'special' members, who are posted in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh. Here we bring you few of them...

A member of K-9 squad undergoing training

The ITBP force has been credited for inducting the first Belgian Malinois dogs for anti-Maoist operations in the country and other tough assignments like infantry patrols few years ago.

Picture credit: Twitter @ITBP_official

Two canines engage in sanitisation exercise

The force traditionally has a strong animal transport unit comprising horses, mules and ponies, to aid troops guarding the high-altitude posts along the 3,488 km long Indo-China border.

Picture credit: Twitter @ITBP_official


A dog accompanies a soldier in the jungle

The canines, horses and other animals are the silent arm of the ITBP which keeps working relentlessly.

Picture credit: Twitter @ITBP_official


A dog supervises an area standing atop an army vehicle

The 80,000-personnel strong ITBP was raised in 1962 in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression and the force, apart from rendering border guarding duties, is tasked to carry out various activities in the internal security domain in the country while its special squad is deployed to secure Indian diplomatic missions in Afghanistan.

Picture credit: Twitter @ITBP_official

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