Meet the Indian Army dogs Cadoc and Cain: well trained in locating fugitives and hiding terrorists

Meet Cadoc and Cain, two fierce Indian Army canine warriors. These four-legged warriors are well trained to attack potential targets, participating in search operations to locate fugitives and hiding terrorists.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Oct 29, 2022 1:32 a.m. IST

Meet Cadoc and Cain, two fierce Indian Army canine warriors

Meet Cadoc and Cain, two fierce Indian Army canine warriors

By Akshay Dongare: Meet Cadoc and Cain, two fierce canine warriors of the Indian army. These Belgian Malinois dogs are the companions of Zoom and Axel, two canine warriors who gave their lives in the service of the armies this year.

These four-legged warriors of the Indian Army are well trained to attack potential targets, participate in search operations to locate fugitives and hiding terrorists and are even trained to obtain instructions on walkie-talkies mounted on their vests.

On October 13 this year, army assault dog ‘Zoom’ gave his life in the line of duty, after being shot and wounded during an operation gallantly fighting off terrorists, saving his life of soldiers.

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Zoom isn’t the first canine warrior to die in the line of duty. The Indian Army has used these fierce canine warriors for decades. On July 22, a two-year-old army dog ​​named Axel was killed in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir while taking part in a search operation. Axel was given a ceremonial Army honor guard before his burial in the Army canine unit in which he served.

These canine warriors have a dog handler, but if the dog handlers need to change, they need a period of 7 days to become familiar with the new dog handler and obey his commands effectively.

Army dogs serve until they are 9 years old, after which they are retired and sent to a retirement home, from where they can also be adopted.

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Army dogs are well trained to detect threats and do not attack civilians and their tendency to attack is strictly based on the situation, training and commands.

There are a variety of tasks that are performed by army dogs, and these include guard duty, patrolling, sniffing out explosives including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mine detection , sniffing for contraband items including drugs, assaulting potential targets, detecting avalanche debris as well as participating in search operations to locate fugitives and hiding terrorists

There are over 30 canine units across the country with 24 dogs in each full unit, there are 12 canine units in the valley alone. These include dogs of different breeds, such as Labradors, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. The Indian Army also inducts dogs of the Indian Mudhol Hound breed.

Army dogs are inducted from an army breeding unit to ensure the highest quality of fierce canine warriors.

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