By Vikram Muthanna
Caption: 1) President’s best friends: Hurricane and Jordan (Dog Officers). 2) US President Barack Obama with Indian PM Narendra Modi.
Oh! Yes he’s back, back again…and Delhiites are in pain. Barack Obama is coming to town and it’s going to be Bharat Bandh or Barack Bandh, considering all the security layers that will render Delhi limp and India glued to their television sets.
While the Home Ministry has gone into a security over drive, the media is high on Obama frenzy, informing us on all things Obama - From his security to his phone, to his car to his dogs.
It is reported that Obama is going to have a seven-layer security! In fact, the US secret service has been in India since December 2014 making sure all security is in place for their leader. But the US security men, it seems, don’t have much faith in our men and even our dogs!
So the CIA is sending in their own ‘Concealed Anti-Terrorist’ (CAT) squads to Delhi as the Indian Anti-Terror Commandos performed ‘unsatisfactorily’ in both the aptitude test given by the agency on security and during the surprise checks by the agency! Oh! Is Obama’s visit exposing our incompetence?
Ok, fine, our commandos may be ‘unsatisfactory’ but our canines too?! Now special sniffer dogs have been flown in… sorry they are supposed to be addressed as “Dog Officers.” They reportedly will “sanitise” everything within 100 metres of the President. And guess where they are staying? At a 5 star hotel!
Interestingly, a newspaper reported thus: “Jordan and Hurricane, the President’s best friends, are expected to be part of the team. Other team members may include officers Rock and Fredrick.” For a moment, we thought they were talking about bureaucrats and experts who will be part of Obama’s negotiation team, but it turns out, they are the names of dogs, sorry “Dog Officers”! Whoever said “it’s a dog’s life” obviously has not met these “Dog Officers.”
Now the Presiden...more