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Up to date: October 1, 2017 eight:06 am
A day after the Border Safety Drive (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers held talks at Suchetgarh and warranted to take obligatory measures to make sure peace and tranquillity alongside the worldwide border, Indian safety forces on Saturday detected an underground cross-border tunnel coming from the Pakistan facet into Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources confirmed that BSF troops foiled an try by Pakistani-based terrorists to trigger havoc throughout the pageant season.
In the meantime, sources mentioned the tunnel has been uncovered in a forested space close to Damala nullah in Arnia sector, the identical place the place Pakistani Rangers had restored to heavy mortar shelling final week. The tunnel was for use by the terrorists to sneak into India from Pakistan. Because it appeared that some individuals had been nonetheless contained in the tunnel, the BSF opened fireplace, however they managed to flee below cowl of darkness.
Considerably, this has been the second cross-border tunnel detected by the BSF alongside the worldwide border this 12 months; the final one was present in February in Ramgarh sector of Samba district. Since 2012, the BSF has plugged practically half a dozen tunnels, dug by terrorists to enter India.
Two cross-border tunnels had been detected in Akhnoor sector in 2012 and 2014, and one in R S Pura sector in 2016. The tunnel present in R S Pura, although dug practically 30 metres inside Indian territory, was not full because it had not been opened on the Indian facet.
Pakistani Rangers and troops have been resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fireplace on forwarding Indian positions alongside the worldwide border and the Line of Management (LoC) for the final 4 months in determined makes an attempt to push in armed terrorists into India. In view of escalation on the border, the cross LoC journey and commerce by means of Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch district has been suspended for the final two months.
On Friday, Pakistani Rangers at a flag assembly with BSF in Suchetgarh space assured to take all obligatory measures to keep up peace and tranquillity alongside the borders. Considerably, the sector commander-level flag assembly was convened on the request of Pakistan.
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