India Considering Israel’s Iron Dome System


I’m not sure that India faces a similar threat at the moment, but the flip side of that is that Israel is a laboratory where Islamist terrorists and non-Muslim countries looking to fight terrorism develop the techniques and technologies that eventually go worldwide.

The techniques that Muslim terrorists use to attack Israel are reproduced globally and the techniques that Israel uses to defend against them go global as well.

As  Fajr V rockets rained down on  Israel from battleground  Gaza for a week, many Indian defense planners were keeping a close watch on the performance of Israel’s Iron Dome, which is probably the only deterrent to these homegrown short-range missiles.

It was not just out of  curiosity regarding one of the most effective systems against rockets, but also because of the possibility of India acquiring an  indigenous version of Iron Dome.

Several months ago, the military scientists in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had suggested that India look at a joint development programme with Israeli firms to develop an Indian version of Iron Dome, which is touted as the most effective system against short-range  missiles such as Fajr V rockets. The Indian scientists believe Israel’s plight has several parallels to its threat from  Pakistan as well as the vulnerability of its cities from terrorists.

Pakistani terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) could well acquire similar capability that would threaten large groups of Indian population. Even otherwise, the strategic planners have for long been worried about the deadly effect of short-range rockets fired at Indian cities or from across the border.

  • Mary Sue

    Both India and Pakistan have nukes, and up to this point this fact has kept them in a perpetual MAD scenario. But who knows what would happen when some Jihadis who don't mind glowing in the dark decide to push it. India definitely needs Iron Dome.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "India definitely needs Iron Dome."

      Without the front in Israel, India would be the next front line for Islamic supremacists to perpetuate their colonial campaigns.

      • Mary Sue

        yeah, that's how Pakistan got carved out in the first place and why they're itching for the remaining part that's still part of India.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          The only difference is that Israel is run by Jewish sovereigns. After that, the arguments for the uma getting all upset about the "victims" in India are fully prepared to go on the offensive as soon as they subjugate Israel.

    • John F. Dunbar

      Absolute insanity

  • jakespoon

    ''By the magnificent tusk of mighty Ganesha , those hot dogs are fresh''.-Apu Nahasapimapetalon

  • tuffone3

    The Iron Dome is only effective as long as India does not succumb to enemy infiltration in their schools, houses of worship and govt. Otherwise it is just another tool to be used to bring them into submission.

  • Silver ScumbAG

    Before Israel exports even an electric cable to empower this unique system, they must ensure that all recipient countries NEVER vote against Israel at the UN or the system crashes. They can do this with annual codes that must be updated. It should even be in the contract.

    No doubt Israel is implementing such codes in their shipments of hardware to Colombia and other client countries.