The Iron Dome missile interception system is the center-piece of Israel's participation in the event. In a press conference the Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz said that the system was both combat-proven and effective. He stated that Israel was happy to be sharing the system with India and it would prove a great asset to the Indian security system.
In a seeming hint to recent events, the Ambassador stressed that interception systems like this prevented "an escalation of issues, allowing policy makers greater flexibility". For the record, it is not being 'shared' but bought. The missile system has proven a decent success within the small borders of Gaza and southern Israel, intercepting more than half of the rockets that Palestinians regularly fire into the country.
However how effective this will prove in patrolling the vast Indian borders and how much will it cost to operate (each firing costs close to $50,000 and for true security up to three missiles per target has to be launched.) is something yet to be seen.
Still, a deal appears to be in the works.
Image: The 'Iron Dome' missile system on display
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