A hero dog of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) saved the day after she sniffed out an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Naxal-hit Bakar Katta village in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district.
Assistant Commandant Rishpal Singh and 55 his troops launched an area domination patrol (ADP) on Sunday morning around 5 am from COB (company operating base) at Bakar Katta of 40 Battalion ITBP.
As per the SOP, the trained Malinois dog was at the vanguard, loyally protecting her colleagues with Constable Kailash Singh as her handler.
As the team entered the dense Pandripani jungles after traversing 13 km on foot from start point, Sofia sniffed something suspicious and came to a dead halt.
She stood like a wall between the troops and a tree. The officer instantly understood that Sofia was doing what she was best at, protecting lives.
A big container camouflaged with cement was unearthed. The BDDS team was taken by surprise to see three dummy wires with two true wires.
Each of the troops thanked ITBP sniffer dog Sofia for saving their lives by hugging her.
Inputs: India Today