Hyderabad: The United States Secret Service will be bringing its own team of sniffer dogs for security checks at various venues, where the US President’s daughter Ivanka Trump will be visiting or staying when in the city for Global Entrepreneurs Summit this month.
The dogs are designated as ‘dog officers’ of the rank of sergeant, major, and lieutenant, and are mainly used for anti-sabotage checks like detection of explosives and landmines and to intercept and pin down intruders.
Generally, this dog unit conducts checks hours before the programme starts and is assisted by the local police who help them understand the venue. They sanitise the venue, vehicles, and route taken by the VIP they are guarding.
At least 12 dogs will be brought to the city in the next few days and will be lodged in the building where the secret service officers stay. Everything, including food for the dogs, will be brought from the US.
Not to be outdone, the Special Protection Force (SPG) that protects the Indian Prime Minister will be bringing its own elite dog unit for the protection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Labradors are in the Indian dog squad. Some dogs were recently imported from Israel where they were trained....