Belgian Malinois Dog 'Khoj' Joins The CISF Security Fold, Breed Also Part of US Navy Seal Costs Rs 1.5 Lakh For Each Dog
CISF Gets Belgian Malinois Dog (Photo Credits: ANI)

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has brought into its fold a Belgian Malinois dog, a breed also used by the US Navy Seal team. The Belgian Malinois dog is also used by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Delhi Metro Security to Get Belgian Malinois Guard Dog, the Canine Breed That was Reportedly Part of Osama Bin Laden Raid.

Deputy Commandant CISF, Raman Kumar, was quoted by news agency ANI that the Belgian Malinois dog will "work as a tracker and assault dog and will be deployed to detect explosives with Delhi Metro." Belgian Malinois Dogs That Guard White House Inducted into MP Police Dog Squad.

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The Belgian Malinois dog is now part of the dog family of the CISF after the CRPF. It will cost the CISF around Rs 1.50 Lakh. The dog has been named "Khoj" meaning discovery or search.

The Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog. It is sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd dog and not as a separate breed. The name "Malinois" is derived from Malines, the French term for the breed's Flemish city of origin, Mechelen.