The Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to scan the borderline to detect more such tunnels after the militant infiltration into India through a 70-feet long tunnel along the International Border (IB) in Samba district.
BSF does not want to give any chance to the terrorists to engineer infiltration along the IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu frontier, a senior BSF officer told PTI.
“We will scan the borderline to find if any more such tunnels are in the area,” the officer said.
Playing down the detection of the tunnel in Chamliyal-Ramgarh sector in Samba district after gunning down of three terrorist, BSF had on Thursday said it was mere a ‘rat hole tunnel’ used only one time by the terrorists.
“Militants had come out to this side via a tunnel on the intervening night of 28 and 29 November in Chamliyal area. The operation was conducted there. Details have been shared with you (media),” Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, D.K. Upadhayaya had said on Thursday.
Ahead of the press conference, BSF had played a video to show the tunnel and route taken by the terrorist, who came from Pakistan while crawling through the tunnel.
“We have given you the full details of the tunnel. There were various reports coming in the media about the tunnel and old profile pictures of some tunnels were shown which were totally different in shape and size,” he had said.
Upadhayaya also said, “As per the pictures shown to you it is a rat hole tunnel and it is generally used one time, which opens up in a plain area. The area was ploughed two to three days ago. BSF and farmers were keeping a watch over the area.”