Port Blair, July 7: The Andaman and Nicobar Police Department is proud to announce the successful addition of four highly trained police dogs of Belgian Malinois breed, two each in Explosive and Narcotic Trade, into its Canine Unit after completion of their training from the prestigious National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD) under the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Panchkula, Haryana.

The dogs and their handlers concluded their training on 29/06/2024 and were subsequently transported to Port Blair via Air India flight. With the induction of these four new members, the strength of the dog squad has increased from 09 to 13. The current composition now includes 02 Tracker dogs, 03 Search & Rescue dogs, 04 Narcotics detection dogs & 04 Explosive detection dogs.

The entire process, including selection, procurement, training, and transportation, was meticulously supervised by the highest level officers of Andaman & Nicobar Police, ensuring the unsurpassed standards were maintained throughout.

These Police dogs, along with their handlers, are being deployed for various critical duties, including enhancing security and screening measures at Airport and Sea Port, ensuring safety during high-profile events like VIP duties and national functions, providing crucial support in detecting explosives and narcotics, assisting Anti-Narcotics Task Force teams in checking for contraband, locating missing persons, disaster survivors, and individuals in distress in diverse environments etc.

These new additions will significantly enhance the operational capabilities of the Andaman & Nicobar Police Department, providing vital support in maintaining public safety and security across the region.