India to honour police dog Rex

BACKdogThe Indian government is to honour seven-year-old Rex, the police dog who has impressed security officials with his ability to sniff out explosives.

The black Labrador, Rex, is the top dog in the K9 unit of the Indo Tibetan Border Police. He was part of the team of 20 dogs that were used to secure the venue of the recent India-Africa summit.

The K9 unit is regularly used for anti-sabotage work at important events and routinely deployed to sniff out explosives and secure venues during high profile events and visits by foreign leaders.