India to purchase ‘Tunnel Detector’ from Israel
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, Channel 2 reported.
According to the report, this was decided during a recent trip to Israel b 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.
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.