Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday while patrolling in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir found a 14-feet long tunnel. The tunnel was dug from from the Pakistan side across the international border. Sources in BSF said that the tunnel war-like stores, and it was discovered a day after the its field commanders and those of Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting in which it was mutually agreed that peace and tranquility would be maintained on the international border by both sides.
“An under construction tunnel was discovered during sanitisation operation along the international border between Vikram and Patel posts near Damana in Arnia sector. The tunnel was 14-feet-long when it was detected.
“The tunnel contained war-like stores those were recovered from it during the search of the tunnel indicating the presence of armed infiltrators who, however, managed to flee back,” said a BSF official.
62 battalion of the BSF detected an under-construction tunnel in the forest area of Damala nalah in Arnia. BSF said that the move had foiled and exposed Pakistan’s design to infiltrate terrorists through the tunnel.
This is the second tunnel unearthed in 2017. The security personnel recovered 2 AK-47 magazines, a hand grenade, Duracell batteries and pencil cell, 4 sleeping bags, eatables and 3 3 head lamps that were used for digging the canal from the site.
After this incident the Security Forces in the border areas have been placed on high-alert to avert any infiltration at the Line of Control (LoC). Reacting on the incident, MoS Home Jitendra Singh said, “Whatever method Pakistan uses, Indian Army and BSF are capable of foiling it. They have full liberty by government.”