DRDO starts work on scent pads to train military dogs for detection of explosives/drugs | India News – Times of India
In a first, the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has started working on the development of scent pads for training military dogs to detect explosives or narcotics.
A proposal regarding this was sent by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), as per which, the DRDO would conduct a pioneering R&D to manufacture K9 Target Odour Scent Pads.
Later they will work on composite live materials, he added.
As per the official website of a US company having distributors in India, one scent kit for heroin/opium, marijuana, fentanyl, LSD and MDMA detection cost $369 (around Rs 30,000).
Each of these foreign kits can be used for only a few times and incur huge recurrent expenditure.
India news todayom kumarsudhakar natarajan.
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