India to seek Israeli expertise in managing borders

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  1. Lions Of Punjab

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    Pushing Modi government's agenda to take relations with Israel to the optimal level, union home minister Rajnath Singh would leave for Jerusalem on November 5 for four-day visit.

    During the high level visit, whose base has already been prepared by the national security advisor Ajit Doval with his Israeli counterpart Joseph Cohen, India is all set to engage with Israel to gain expertise in various fields related to counter terrorism skills, advance surveillance system (especially on the borders) forensic science and latest investigations techniques, sources said.

    After meeting with Singh and Doval last week, Cohen had conveyed his country's willingness to expand cooperation in all fields and in any level and the two sides had also decided to come together to deal with common challenges.

    The big leap in relations with Israel had come last month when PM Modi met his counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu in New York who told Modi that Israel was "excited about the possibilities of stronger ties with India, and the sky was the limit."

    A few days before, the Modi government had approved $144 million deal for the purchase of 262 Israeli-made Barak 1 surface-to-air missiles.

    Singh will meet Israeli prime minister Netanyahu on November 6 as part of four-day trip and will also hold several important parleys including one with the Israeli interior minister.

    "Israel that protects its borders from grave threats on all sides with the help of excellent surveillance equipment can come very handy in getting India rid of its serious border problems at both western and eastern flanks, that includes both land and sea border. We are keen to get their expertise in this field as both eastern and western borders are highly infiltration prone and Israel has mastered the technique to stop infiltration," said a senior government source.

    Israeli equipment may also come handy to bring down border woes with China where we often fall short of keeping a tight vigil. Similarly, India can also learn a lot from Israel on how to keep common threats like al Qaeda at bay by adopting counter-terrorism skills and also how to take investigations forward by tackling forensics challenges, sources said.

    Possible threats emerging from Afghanistan, especially in the post NATO forces pull out scenario, are also likely to be discussed during Singh's visit.
     
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    This is good news
     
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    It is high time that pakistan should be taught a lesson like what Israel is doing at the GAZA BORDER......
     
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    I think we have to get rid of pakistan soon....
     
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    @Ray

    what about mining the entire border area in jk ?
    i have one more doubt.
    i hear reports about gun battle going on in jk and X number terrorists got killed but the same time few of our soldiers also go down..so my question is, can't we use more snipers, grenades which can make the terrorists unconcious or some how make them not fight worthy for some time ? can't we hold them until night and take advantage of night vision ? can't we employ all of this techniques according to the suitability of location ?
     
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    israeli expertise then it gonna include training and arming kashmiri pandits.
     
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    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    Our security force must be using some or all combinations of fight to counter terrorism and insurgency. Most of them processes are operational details and must be classified.
    End of the day, what we get to hear is the number of kills or casualities and an assurance that our brave soldiers have prevailed and saved another day.


    Indian Line of Control fencing

    The Indian Line of Control fencing is a 550 km (340 mi) barrier along the 740 km (460 mi) disputed 1972 Line of Control (or ceasefire line). The fence, constructed by India, generally remains about 150 yards on the Indian-controlled side. Its stated purpose is to exclude arms smuggling and infiltration by Pakistani-based separatist militants.

    The barrier itself consists of double-row of fencing and concertina wire eight to twelve feet (2.4–3.7 m) in height, and is electrified and connected to a network of motion sensors, thermal imaging devices, lighting systems and alarms. They act as "fast alert signals" to the Indian troops who can be alerted and ambush the infiltrators trying to sneak in. The small stretch of land between the rows of fencing is mined with thousands of landmines.

    The construction of the barrier was begun in the 1990s, but slowed in the early 2000s as hostilities between India and Pakistan increased. After a November 2003 ceasefire agreement, building resumed and was completed in late 2004. LoC fencing was completed in Kashmir Valley and Jammu region on 30 September 2004. According to Indian military sources, the fence has reduced by 80% the numbers of militants who routinely cross into the Indian side of the disputed state to attack soldiers.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The border is mined and have been repeatedly mined and resuscitated before every war.

    However, what happens is that because the grass grow and dries out, the Pakistanis set fire to the grass and that fire blows many mines. Wild animals which move in the minefields also occidentally walk over the mines and they blow.

    In a firefight, the chances for casualties are possible for our soldiers too.

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    The Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) used by the US in Vietnam was something like this:
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    Our AIOS is laid behind the Forward Defence Localities (FDL) that are interspersed along the Line of Control (LC) and the continuous minefield in front of these posts and all along the LC.

    The AIOS is patrolled and guarded.
     
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