Daniel Carmon, Israel’s envoy to India, on Friday, talked about the Uri terror attack and said that both India and Israel have been fighting terror and will continue to do so together. India suffered from another cross-border terror attack on Sunday, when armed militants entered the Army Base near the Line of Control in Uri and raised fire, killing 18 Indian soldiers. The Indian government then vowed to take strict actions and talks to military retaliation surfaced. India accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists on their soil. India had received support from all over the world including close allies such as the USA, Russia and France.
Earlier in August, it was reported that India was going to equip itself with Israel’s high-tech radar system to carry out surveillance through dense forests. The system, called foliage-penetrating radar, is fitted with a highly sensitive sensor capable of capturing human and transport movement in thick jungles. even after the Uri attacks, as the talks of retaliation, surfaced, it was said that India could adopt Israel’s methods on the same issue. The Israelis call this method of retaliation as the pe’ulot ha tagmul – “acts of retaliation”.
The Israeli military though did not carry out immediate retaliation missions after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, based on the sentiments of the public. Israel chose to take on the casualties on its soil, to preserve post-war peace. It only carried out its retaliatory operations against Cairo, when the new of Egypt rearming itself for another war surfaced. Although, with arch rivals China taking Pakistan’s side, it is certainly good to have Israel on board with the fight against terrorism.