Passing out Parade of Dogs!

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Ever heard of dogs passing exam! Yes, they do! They not only undergo rigorous training but also tough examination and then come out in colourful Passing Out Parade (POP, for short).

On 6th November, a batch of Labrador dogs successfully completed the 32-week training and passed out in a glittering ceremony at their Dog Training School, Air Force Station, Faridabad, Haryana. Now they are awaiting their posting orders (believe me!) to different Air Force establishments to strengthen the existing security set up. I am sure they would get their ration and salary and, on retirement, pension as well. Wish inmy next birth I would be born an Air Force Dog!

At the Air Force Dog Training School (AFDTS) these dogs are imparted rigorous training and they pass out only on attaining the earmarked high standards. At the POP, the dogs displayed their calibre and skills of agility, obedience, chasing suspects, identifying unknown objects and sniffing power by searching the hidden explosives.

Air Vice Marshal Alok Singh VSM, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (SMSO), Western Air Command, reviewed the parade presented by the dogs along with their masters; he gave away awards to the instructors. He appreciated the contribution of the Commanding Officer and staff of AFDTS towards the successful completion of training. In his reviewing address, the Air Vice Marshal also highlighted the role and importance of Air Force Dogs in the present security scenario.

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