The Border Security Force (BSF) has found a 20-metre-long secretive tunnel originating from the other side of the International Border (IB) in Ramgarh sector of Samba district in Jammu division. The discovery will foil Pakistan’s strategy to push in militants into Jammu&Kashmir.
The tunnel was discovered when the alert troops got suspicious about a fussy spot near the IB during a routine patrol. After examination they found a secretive tunnel originating from Pakistan. The tunnel was created on the brink of the border fence on the IB to aid access into the Indian side.
“The tunnel’s origin is from Pakistan side. It ends at a distance of approximately 20 meters ahead of the Border fence. The tunnel was yet to be completed and was detected well in advance before reaching the fence,” said a BSF spokesman as per a report in DNA.
There are frequent inputs about terrorists in Pakistan border villages desperately looking for infiltration into the Indian Territory, he added.
“BSF troops have once again neutralized the terrorist’s attempts to harm India. BSF troops are extremely vigilant and prepared to foil any such emerging threats,” he said.
However, this is not the first such instance. Even in March, last year, the BSF had found a 30-metre underground tunnel originating from the other side of the IB in RS Pora division of Jammu. Earlier in 2014, Army found an under construction tunnel on the LoC that had a base in Pakistani as well.
In another such instance, BSF discovered 400 meters long and 25 feet deep secretive tunnel originating from the Pak side on the Indo-Pak international border.