Indian security personnel.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
India is preparing to install Israeli radar technology in the jungles of the volatile Kashmir Valley as part of operations to stop terrorists infiltrating from Pakistan.
Representatives from India’s Border Security Force are due to visit Israel later this month as part of the acquisition of the detection system, a senior security officials told India Today TV this week. During the trip, the Indian personnel are set to receive training on the system’s operation.
The so-called foliage penetrating radar is said to be equipped with high-sensitivity sensors that can track human and vehicular movement in dense foliage.
According to India Today, the Indian government will established a 24/7 control room to monitor the signals received from the Israeli technology installed throughout the Kashmir Valley and along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan.
India is working to erect an air-tight defense mechanism along the border with nuclear-armed Pakistan modeled after Israeli security infrastructure, the officials said.
Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval approved the deal to buy the radar system from Israel, the officials added.
India and Pakistan have been embroiled in a territorial dispute over the Jammu and Kashmir region since the partition of India in 1947.
Islamist insurgents have carried out attacks in the region in efforts to claim the contested land for Pakistan.