BSF detects tunnel in Jammu region, infiltration bid foiled

The BSF has detected a 20-meter long tunnel along the border with Pakistan in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, thus foiling possible infiltration of militants into the State.

"In view of security scenario in the past few months on global border of Jammu region and after assessing various threats from Pakistani side, Border Security Force had taken various innovative measures to ensure foolproof security".

BSF has detected tunnel near Inteational Border.

During anti-tunneling exercise, BSF detected the approximately 20-meter tunnel ahead of the fence into Indian territory in Ramgarh sector yesterday, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF, Dharmendra Pareek told reporters in Jammu on Tuesday.

According to the BSF, the tunnel was yet to be completed.

The officer said that the tunnel was yet to be completed and was detected before it reached the fence. "It shows the terrorists are desperate to infiltrate into India and this kind of activity could not be hidden from the Pakistan authorities", the BSF officer said.

During an anti-tunnel exercise on Monday night, security personnel detected the tunnel dug from the Pakistani side that extended up to a distance of 20 metres ahead of the fence on the global border.

Recalling, it's the fourth tunnel coming from Pakistan which was found on the border since July 2012. The BSF's local commander is likely to ask for a meeting with his counterpart in Pakistan Rangers to raise the issue, sources said.

On November 30 last, a similar tunnel was found at Chamliyal in Samba district.

After detection of the tunnel, BSF had chose to scan the borderline to detect more tunnels and prevent militants from using them to infiltrate into J&K.

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