India, US looking to learn from Israelís border security
By YAAKOV KATZ
Growing number of countries flock to Israel to study construction of Egypt border fence; India to send delegation to review technologies for its fence with Pakistan, Bangladesh; US examining Elta radars for Mexico barrier.
Border between Israel, Egypt along Road 12 Photo: REUTERS
A growing number of countries are flocking to Israel to study border security as the Defense Ministry works to complete the construction of a physical and technological barrier along the Egyptian border. In August, a delegation from India will arrive to study the various technologies used by the IDF to secure the borders with the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Egypt, and which could be implemented as part of Indiaís own fence with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The interest in Israeli border security has spiked since Israel began constructing a barrier along its border with Egypt to stem terrorism and infiltrations by illegal migrants. The Defense Ministry and IDF have so far completed about 150 km, of the fence; plans are to complete the remainder by the end of the year. The fence is 5 meters in height and layered with barbed wire. It is supported by dozens of radars that are deployed along the border to issue alerts about possible crossings while the potential infiltrators are still kilometers away.
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