Following regular search operations, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday detected a tunnel near the international borders in Ramgarh sub sector of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.

While speaking to a leading daily, BSF Jammu Frontier DIG D Pareekh said, “In view of the security scenario in the past few months on international border of Jammu region and after assessing various threats from Pakistani side, Border Security Force had taken various innovative measures to ensure foolproof security. In this context, an anti-tunnel exercise is being carried out regularly along the border.”

The tunnel was discovered after a specific BSF patrol team which was tasked to detect tunnels, located one in Ramgarh sub sector of Samba district thus foiling the possible terrorist infiltrations in the region, BSF officer added.

Further disclosing details about the tunnel, the officer added that the tunnel was approximately 20 meters in length and 2.5 feet wide.

The tunnel which originated from Pakistan ended metres ahead of the border fence in the national territory. The tunnel was detected before it was completed.

The BSF officer Pareekh further said, “Efforts to alert BSF troops deployed in our multi-tier counter-infiltration grid once again resulted in neutralizing another attempt of Pakistan Rangers in connivance with terrorists to send them into India for terror attacks.”

In the previous year, some armed militants filtered into Indian territory using a tunnel. However, the surveillance equipments made available along the border has made infiltration almost impossible.

Recalling, it’s the fourth tunnel coming from Pakistan which was found on the border since July 2012.

First Published | 14 February 2017 8:29 PM
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