Watch: ITBP adds 17 new dogs to its K9 squad as two dogs give birth in Haryana

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The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) added 17 new warriors for its K9 team. The mothers Olga and Oleshya gave birth to 17 Malinois pups at the ITBP’s elite National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD) at Bhanu in Panchkula, Haryana.

It is to be noted that the Malinois breed was used by United States in the operation to kill terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

“ITBP gets 17 new warriors for its K9 Team as mothers Olga and Oleshya gave birth to 17 Malinois pups at ITBP’s elite National Training Centre for Dogs in Panchkula, Haryana,” ANI tweeted.

“Olga and Oleshya are both sisters – both are 5 years old and the father too is a serving dog named Gala. Both sisters and the father have tenure in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) hit Chhattisgarh where ITBP is deployed,” the ITBP said.

“Olga has given birth to 9 pups, while Oleshya to 8 pups. The pups were born on September 30, and October 4, respectively to the two sisters,” it added.

Gala, the father of the dogs have helped escort ADP troops. It also took part in anti-sabotage duty at Atal Tunnel inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

Even the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have requested the ITBP for these pups for security duties.

“They are genetically top class pups, from a very robust bloodline imbibing the best genetic vigour from the mothers, who are fearless, agile and with superb olfactory capacity” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Vet) Sudhakar Natarajan said.

(With ANI inputs)

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