New Delhi, January 24: Reports indicate that New Delhi is in touch with Israel so that it can offer the technical assistance to the BSF and the Army in building the border fence on the pattern of the one built on the Gaza strip.
Official sources said that the Union Home Ministry is worried over the way Pakistan trained terrorists made a number of successful
infiltration bids from across Pathankot and from across the Gurdaspur border and carried out major terror strikes during the last three
years.An Israel-type highly secured fencing may come up along the indo-Pak border to check infiltration from across the border as the
government is exploring the possibility of installing such a barrier in the sensitive frontiers of Punjab and Jammu.
In the wake of Pathankot terror attack, the issue of ensuring zero infiltration along the Indo-Pak border was discussed in several
meetings attended by top government functionaries, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and NSA Ajit Doval.
“In one of these meetings, they discussed whether India can adopt an Israel-type border guarding mechanism along the western frontier,” a Home Ministry official said.
Interestingly, in November 2014, the Home Minister had visited one of the border outposts in Gaza and was “greatly impressed” by the
technology used in the highly sophisticated border security system of Israel which includes high-quality long-range day cameras along with night observation systems employing third generation thermal imagers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reportedly told Singh that Israel was “ready and willing” to share with India its technology for border protection.