A national seminar on ‘Canines As Force Multipliers In War Against Terrorism’ to commemorate remarkable 51 years of hard work, growth and glorious existence of dog training faculty (DTF) of RVC Centre and college was held at RVC Centre and College from 28 to 29 March 2011. Organised by Maj Gen Shri Kant, SM Commandant RVC Centre and College, Meerut and his team of officers under the aegis of Army Training Command, it was inaugurated by Lt Gen Rajesh Kochhar, AVSM, SM, VSM and attended by Lt Gen JK Srivastava, AVSM,(Retd) ex DGRVS, Maj Gen SS Thakral, Addl DG RVS, distinguished guest, speakers and panellists from Army, Navy, Air Force, SPG, NSG, CRPF, ITBP, BSF, SSB, SFF and National Disaster Relief Force.
The theme of the seminar was to highlight the contribution of trained working dogs in National security amidst rising global terrorism/ increase internal and external security threats as well as tackling of natural or manmade disasters. The seminar deliberated on issues of scenario based training, adoption of innovative training methodologies, utilisation of modern training aids in enhancing operational flexibility and proactive approach towards disaster management scenarios.
It proved to be a valuable platform for the exchange of views, experiences and understanding on issues related to use of dogs in various operational situation. Being the first seminar of its kind, the deliberations and the benefits which are likely to accrue will form the backbone for their futuristic use in operations in the armed forces as well as better co-ordination with other security agencies involved in the safety of the nation.