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'Chili' saved the day at Ambala railway station

The 18-month-old black Labrador, Chili, is the cynosure of all eyes after detecting over five kg of explosives and detonators from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2011 10:14 IST

He is called Chili by his handlers and is perhaps the most sharp and meticulous among all his fellow canines.

The 18-month-old black Labrador is the cynosure of all eyes after detecting over five kg of explosives and detonators from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station, thereby foiling a possible terror strike.

"Chili who was trained in a special explosives detection course by the ITBP dragged his handler to the explosives laden Indica car and firmly put his paws on the bonnet. He just did not budge from the car. That was enough indication for investigators," a security official privy to the investigation said.

The dog, who has now been recommended for a special award by the Haryana Police, was accompanied by another police canine during the operation.

Chili passed out in May this year from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) dog training academy in Bhanu in Chandigarh after a gruelling 24-week training.

The centre, National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), is known for delivering some very sharp dogs to various police and anti-terror squads in the country and has been marked as a centre for excellence in police dog training.

"Labradors are very docile but highly intelligent breed who have always proved their worth in such scenarios where detection of explosive is the key for success," a dog training expert said.

Chili passed out from the academy along with four other dogs who were trained by the ITBP on request from Haryana Police.