New Delhi: The elaborate security arrangement at Rashtrapati Bhavan for hosting Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in tomorrow will also see a ‘crack' unit of infantry trained-canines deployed for conducting anti- sabotage checks and sanitising the venue.
Union Home Ministry, which is coordinating the security plan with various agencies for the VVIP-event tomorrow evening on the President's Estate, has called in a specially-trained squad of ITBP dogs to secure and sanitise Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Officials said that MHA had asked for the elite ‘K9' dogs of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, who have earlier secured the CWG games venues and been part of infantry patrols in Naxal-affected areas and insurgency-prone operational theatres in the country.
ITBP, the paramilitary force entrusted with the security of the Indo-China border, is credited with being a ‘centre of excellence' for training of combat, police and paramilitary dogs.
“A crack squad of specially-chosen dogs has been sent in to assist security agencies planning the ceremony tomorrow.