Friday, May 26th | 1 Sivan 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
July 8, 2016 12:37 pm

Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel

avatar by Ruthie Blum

Email a copy of "Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel" to a friend
Pakistan is considered to be a state sponsor of terrorism, second only to Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

Pakistan is considered to be a state sponsor of terrorism, second only to Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

India is seeking to purchase hundreds of millions of shekels-worth of Israeli defense systems to help the country defend itself against the infiltration of terrorists across its border with Pakistan, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday.

According to the report, this was decided during a recent trip to Israel by Indian Minister of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh, who had a chance to examine a wide array of radar equipment, above-ground and underground sensors for movement and tunnel detection, electro-optic observation systems and weapons. In addition, Singh toured Israel’s border with Gaza, where he was given the opportunity to observe real-time operations.

“Such systems are just what we need,” he said at the time.

Related coverage

May 26, 2017 2:39 pm
0

In Defiance of Trump Administration, Iran Vows to Forge Ahead With Ballistic Missile Development

The Islamic Republic will forge ahead with its development of ballistic missiles despite American pressure, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman...

The impetus for the purported purchase of such defense equipment, according to Channel 2, was the discovery, some three months ago, of a tunnel shaft on India’s side of its border with Pakistan.

In the coming months, Israeli experts will begin placing the advanced equipment along the India-Pakistan border and training Indian soldiers to operate them.

Pakistan has been accused by India and the West of being a state sponsor of terrorism, second only to Iran. Several terrorist attacks have been committed in India by Pakistani nationals. Among the most notorious of these occurred in 2008, when Pakistani terrorists killed more than 170 people, and wounded more than 300, in Mumbai.

The purchase by India of border-protection devices from Israel is one of many joint military and other ventures between the two countries.

On Thursday, according to a report in Defense News, officials from India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Israel Aerospace Industries released a statement about a cooperative program combining “the Indian Air Force MRSAM – a medium-range, land-based version of the longer-ranged Barak-8 system produced for the Indian and Israeli navies.”

These officials said that they had witnessed three flight tests, simulating “different extreme reference scenarios validating various system capabilities,” which “successfully destroyed targets simulating enemy threats.”

“This is an important milestone in the cooperation between India and Israel and in the development of the MRSAM advanced air defense system,” said the head of the DRDO.

As The Algemeiner reported at the end of May, Ohad Horsandi, a spokesman at the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, said that both the Indian public and the Modi government view Israel as a partner in many successful cooperative endeavors, such as security, technology, agriculture, water and innovation.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • ashhsingh

    Good

  • The guy who talks about “Pushtoons” obliterating the existing Indian border should know that if we Indians spit in unison in their direction, they would all drown!There is some problem with these Islamists: they don’t accept the legitimacy of India; they don’t accept the borders of India; they want to be permanently in conflict everywhere!The maniacal politicians of Pakistan tried, the well-armed Pak army tried, to bring India to its knee, and where are they now? It may be remembered there is a strong nationalist government in power in India, not those indulging in wishy-washy secularism (meaning anti-Hindu)and non-alignment (meaning not allied to America and Israel!)The new Government of India has no permanent friends/enemies, only permanent national interests.We shall overcome Pakistanis, military or people if they try techniques learned from Palestine a people India always supported!)

  • Durand Line & Redcliffe Line are unnatural colonial lines drawn by illegitimate rulers of the ancient great subcontinent of HINDUSTAN. Durand divided PUSHTOONISTAN in 1893. Redcliffe divided PUNJAB & BENGAL in 1947. Pushtoons never accepted the Line. Bengal has dissolved it. Punjab too is eager to dissolve the Line. Not the people but the military is the obstacle. This obstacle shall be removed with the will of the people. Till that moment sell or purchase whatever is profitable.

  • DockyWocky

    I hope some of these border protection devices consist of a very touchy large explosive package sited at various depths on a vertical shaft drilled into the ground about the border area.

    What a great surprise these Pakistani sappers would have when one of their shoveles disturbs a 20 pound nodule of C4.

  • Reform School

    Has Israel developed yet the technologies necessary to defend the nations from the terror tunnels connecting Obama’s (and Clinton’s) mouth and butt?

  • Gul E Nayab

    Means Palestinians r killing Israelis, Pakistanis and Kashmiris r killing Indians, Iraqis r killing Americans, Syrians r killing Russians and Americans yeah u bloody bastard terrorist . Go and see a psychiatrist

  • stevenl

    Pakistan happens to be an Islamic country. Strange!
    IL lost Turkey for the IAF but gained India for all kind of defensive and offensive technologies.
    No more need to rely too much on Turkey, an Islamist state.
    The world needs to deal with the Wahhabism and the sooner the better and thereafter with Shia fanatics.

  • Jay Lavine

    In Jewish medicine, prevention is considered the highest form of healing. That philosophy extends to all aspects of our lives. A good defense is much better than any offensive maneuvers, saving lives, preventing collateral damage, and maintaining goodwill.

Algemeiner.com