In yet another successful attempt of foiling designs by Pakistani militants to infiltrate into Indian side, the Border Security Force (BSF) has detected a tunnel originating from the neighbouring country along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The BSF said that the 20-meter long tunnel was detected during anti-tunneling exercise just ahead of the fence into Indian territory in Ramgarh sector yesterday.
The tunnel is 2.5 feet x 2.5 feet in size and width, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF, Dharmendra Pareek informed.
“The tunnel's origin is found to be from Pakistan's side and it is ending at a distance of approximately 20 meters ahead of the border fence in the area. The tunnel was yet to be completed and was detected well in advance before it could reach the fence," the DIG said.
J&K: BSF detects a tunnel at International Border in Ramgarh Sector of Samba pic.twitter.com/TYFKi5nmVK— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2017
"The efforts of the BSF troops deployed in multi-tiered counter infiltration grid once again resulted in neutralising designs of terrorists working in connivance with Pak Rangers," he added.
The BSF, officials said, will seek a flag meeting with their counterparts Pak Rangers and inform them about the detection of the tunnel, built ahead of the IB fencing.
Last year, the BSF had detected a 30-foot secret tunnel running through the International Border which they said was dug for launching a major terror attack. The tunnel was 10 feet deep and was concealed under elephant grass at Jammu's RS Pura sector.
With PTI Inputs