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India to Buy Israeli Radar System to Detect Terrorists in Forests on Border With Pakistan

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Indian Army soldiers set up an ambush during an exercise in May 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Indian Army soldiers set up an ambush during an exercise in May 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Indian military plans to equip itself with an Israeli radar system that will enable Indian troops to detect terrorists hiding in dense forests, India Today reported on Thursday.

According to the report, India plans to use the radar system along its disputed border with Pakistan in the Kashmir region.

Senior Indian security officials told India Today TV that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had approved the acquisition of the Israeli radar system. The officials said the system includes highly sensitive sensors that can track human and vehicle movement in areas of thick forestation.

The report said a Border Security Force team will visit Israel later this month to receive training on how to use the radar system.

Citing official sources, India Today reported that India is bolstering its defenses along its border with Pakistan in a project — called “Operation Chakravyuh” — that is modeled on Israeli security methods.

Meanwhile, Haaretz reported on Thursday that a group of Israeli Air Force F-16 pilots will travel to India next month for a working visit with an Indian Air Force squadron. Three months ago, Indian Air Force personnel visited Israel.

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