Boost to Indian dog breeds: Next step in PM Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission

A year after Prime Minister Modi’s appeal to include Indian dog breeds in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Mission, most security agencies appear ready to add several Indian dog breeds such as Mudhol Hounds, Rajapalayam and Rampur Hounds to their ranks. Rather than opting for foreign breeds in dog groups, Indian breeds, such as those used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja in the founding of Hindi Swaraj, are trained on the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

In an interview with the security authorities, PM Modi suggested tackling new challenges with Indian dog breeds, such as controlling drug smuggling, ensuring border security, fighting terrorism and much more.

After his foray into native races, several; Security agencies have now begun to take steps in that direction, with the Mudhol Hounds at the center. These security agencies include the Indian Army, paramilitary forces like ITBP, SSB and NSG, police forces from states like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. All of these dog groups undergo several months of training before they are used in the field.

Interestingly, the Indian Air Force has also decided to purchase two Mudhol Hounds to keep birds that can pose a major threat to fighter planes out of the air.

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