Indian Army Training Ladakhi and Local Breed Dogs for Operational Roles
The Indian Army is training Ladakh’s native Bakharwal, Tibetan Mastiff, and local-breed dogs to help guard the high-altitude Ladakh borders. Sniffer dogs in the Ladakh region help in detecting mines and assist during avalanche rescue operations, The Print reported. Currently, Labradors and German Shepherds are used as they have thick fur to survive. Earlier, PM Modi in Mann ki Baat had also requested people to adopt Indian breeds as pets.