The Border Security Force discovered a 20-metre-long tunnel on Monday which originating in Pakistan and the other side is in the International Border (IB) in Ramgarh sector of Samba district in Jammu.
The tunnel was detected during an anti-tunnelling exercise and the BSF suspected about a particular place near the IB. When they scanned the area they found an underground tunnel originating from Pakistan. The tunnel was dug close to the border fence on the IB for terrorist infiltration into the Indian side.
A BSF spokesman said, “The tunnel’s origin is from Pakistan side. It ends at a distance of approximately 20 meters ahead of the Border fence. The tunnel was yet to be completed and was detected well in advance before reaching the fence.”
The spokesman added that there is regular information about the presence of terrorists in the villages of Pakistan border. They are desperately finding a way to infiltrate into India. He said, “BSF troops have once again neutralised the terrorists’ attempts to harm India. BSF troops are extremely vigilant and prepared to foil any such emerging threats.”
According to the BSF officials, they would look for a flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers and inform them about the discovery of the tunnel.
But this is not the first time an underground tunnel has been detected on the IB. Earlier in March, BSF noticed a 30-metre underground tunnel originating from the other side of the IB in RS Pora sector of Jammu.
In 2014, Indian Army detected an under construction tunnel with the length of the 130 to 150 metres and four feet high originating from Pakistan.
BSF in 2012 had detected 400 metre long and 25 feet deep underground tunnel on the Indo-Pak international border in Samba sector of Jammu.
Earlier, terrorists used tunnels for infiltration. Officers said as the traditional infiltration routes shut to them the terrorists are changing their methods and use new tactics to infiltrate.