Updated: February 3, 2022 12:39:48 pm
Three canines — Max, Rocky and Blue — of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Pune Airport retired after around 10 years of meritorious service Wednesday. They were replaced by three new entrants — Starc, Bondy and Sam — who joined the force recently after completing their six-month rigorous training in explosives detection and other skills.
In a tweet Wednesday evening, the CISF said, “Once a soldier is always a soldier! CISF bids farewell to three Canine members — Max, Rocky and Blue — who officially retired from duty after their meritorious services, contributing immensely in the security of Pune Airport.”
Once a soldier is always a soldier!#CISF bids farewell to 03 Canine members – Max, Rocky and Blue who officially retired from duty after their meritorious services, contributing immensely in security of Pune Airport. #PROTECTIONandSECURITY @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/iHJFBR7dQt
— CISF (@CISFHQrs) February 2, 2022
Officials said that the two Labradors — Max and Rocky — and Blue, a Cocker Spaniel, were trained in explosives detection and other skills.
Before the three were given an official farewell Wednesday, the replacements — Starc, Bondy and Sam — all Labradors, had already joined the service a few days ago.
The three have completed training at the Canine Training School in Ranchi where they specialised in explosives detection. Bondy is a recipient of a silver medal during the training.
Welcoming the three new recruits, the Pune Airport had tweeted on January 26, “Today, the Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad of CISF at Pune Airport saw the induction of three new Canine Force members – Sam, Bondy and Starc, who have successfully completed a rigorous six month training course at CTS Ranchi. Welcome.”
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