Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Israel National Security Advisor Joseph Cohen, had a first-hand look on Thursday how Israel guards its border with Palestine on the Gaza strip and officials said India plans to implement some of these technologies to guard its sensitive border with Pakistan.
Singh visited one of the border out-posts in Gaza before meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour-long meeting on Thursday where Netanyahu said Israel was "ready and willing" to share with India its technology for border protection.
An official said Singh 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. This is backed up by land surveillance through patrols and detection radars, with the latter able to detect any movement across the border for several kilometers, Singh was told.
The Fence is also fitted with electronic touch and motion sensors as well as underground sensors which use seismic systems to detect any tunneling attempts below the fence for intrusion, the Indian Home Minister was briefed by the Israeli NSA.
Singh was told that in certain "dark areas" where fencing was not possible, like on India-Pakistan border as well, Israel had used small UAV's for the security coverage. Plus, every border post on the Israel border is a self-sufficient unit.