Thursday, June 01, 2017

New dog squad to assist CISF personnel at IG international airport

The Indira Gandhi International Airport's (IGIA) city-side security is now in the able paws of Rocky, Maggi, Janu, Hero, and John. These five Cocker Spaniels are part of the newly formed dog squad, especially dedicated to strengthen the security at the forecourt and to keep a stricter vigil on the city side of the Delhi's hypersensitive airport.

The squad, which is owned by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), will assist the Central Industry Security Force (CISF), which handles the airport security. The measure was taken after receiving several complaints regarding the loopholes in the city-side security.

These dogs are being used by the personnel of DIAL's security force Raxa, which maintains security at forecourt, parking lots, city-side, and cargo terminals. Raxa basically assists the CISF and the Delhi Police in keeping a watch.

Constituted in March, 2017, the five-membered squad consists of three males (Rocky, John, and Hero) and two females (Maggi and Janu). Officials said that all the canines are nine months old and arrived at the Delhi airport after completing a four-month rigorous training course at the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy in Hyderabad. Officials said five more trained dogs are expected to arrive soon.
01/06/17 Anvit Srivastava/DNA

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