Rajnandgaon: A specially-trained sniffer canine engaged within the bomb disposal squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) saved many lives on Sunday by efficiently detecting an Improvised Explosive System (IED) planted by suspected Maoists on an under-construction street in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district.
The canine named Sophia, also called ‘Shiksha’, saved lives of her colleagues and other people concerned within the street building. Sophia foiled the potential explosion by detecting a 7 kg IED on the under-construction street between Bega Salewara to Samudpani close to Pandaripani village in Bakarkatta are in Rajnandgaon district. The Malinois breed canine was on a search and brushing operation with the troops of 40th Battalion of the ITBP when she alerted her colleagues concerning the IED. The IED was later destroyed by the ITBP on the spot, the paramilitary drive mentioned.
The Malinois is one in all 4 kinds of Belgian shepherd canines registered in Belgium and France because the Chien de Berger Belge. The Malinois shares a typical basis with the Belgian Sheepdog and the Belgian Tervuren. The Malinois was bred principally across the metropolis of Malines from whence the title is derived. The canine is utilized by the paramilitary forces and different state police forces in detecting bombs and IEDs.
In response to sources, had the IED not been detected early within the morning, the rebels would have triggered it later within the day, inflicting heavy casualties on paramilitary personnel and tools.
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