The operational units of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in insurgency-hit areas and anti-terror operations will soon be able to use dogs for remote surveillance and sending equipment across camps, something that only the United States (US) Special Forces and Canadian Special Forces have been able to do so far. This will happen through the procurement of K9 vision system and the Canine Remote Deployment System (CRDS).A document accessed by the ANI reads that the operational Units of CRPF deployed in the IED prone region of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) and Jammu and Kashmir are pressing hard for the provision of K9 teams. CRPF is in the process of procurement of working line breeding stock of K9s and pups of BSM (Belgian Shepherd Malinois).
The CRPF has released Qualitative Requirements and Trial Directives for the procurement of both systems.”CRDS is a K9 mounted article delivered remotely as an UNDERDOG” attached to the release mechanism. The system is very effective in delivering a remotely wide range of articles i.e breaching charge, bugging devices, portable jammer, lifesaving medicines and technical gadgets inside the ‘Hot Zone’. CRDS is currently used by Special Forces units of US and Canadian Special Forces in various operations,” read the document.