Ambala: He is called `Chili` by his handlers
and is perhaps the most sharp and meticulous among all his
The 18-month-old black Labrador is the cynosure of all
eyes after detecting over five kg of explosives and detonators
from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station,
thereby foiling a possible terror strike.
"Chili who was trained in a special explosives detection
course by the ITBP dragged his handler to the explosives laden
Indica car and firmly put his paws on the bonnet. He just did
not budge from the car. That was enough indication for
investigators," a security official privy to the investigation
The dog, who has now been recommended for a special award
by the Haryana Police, was accompanied by another police
canine during the operation.
Chili passed out in May this year from the Indo-Tibetan
Border Police (ITBP) dog training academy in Bhanu in
Chandigarh after a gruelling 24-week training.
The centre, National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), is
known for delivering some very sharp dogs to various police
and anti-terror squads in the country and has been marked as a
centre for excellence in police dog training.
"Labradors are very docile but highly intelligent breed
who have always proved their worth in such scenarios where
detection of explosive is the key for success," a dog
training expert said.
Chili passed out from the academy along with four other
dogs who were trained by the ITBP on request from Haryana