BSF unearths 14 feet-long tunnel dug from Pakistan’s side in Jammu

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A day after India and Pakistan border forces held a Sector Commander-level assembly in Jammu, the Border Safety Power (BSF) on Saturday found a 14-feet-long tunnel hidden with arms in Jammu’s Arnia Sector and noticed suspicious motion of 10-12 armed Pakistani nationals.

“The digging instruments, recent dug earth and size of tunnel point out that strategy of tunneling has began two to a few days again with the intent to infiltrate robust group of terrorists,” mentioned a Jammu-based spokesman.

The BSF mentioned the troops of BSF’s 62 Battalion, throughout its search operation forward of the fence, noticed suspicious motion of round 10-12 armed Pakistani nationals on the Pakistan-side financial institution of Dhamala nulla (stream) on Saturday.

“The BSF personnel, taking all dangers in thick jungle space with a variety of blind mortar bombs fired from Pakistan, reached near the realm to know the nefarious design. On observing the BSF celebration, the Pakistani nationals ran away from the spot, leaving their large shops,” mentioned the Jammu-based BSF spokesman.

He mentioned the BSF discovered an “unfinished tunnel of round 12-14 ft in size, roughly three ft in peak and 2½ ft in width on the slope of financial institution of Indian facet of Dhamalla nulla forward of B.S. fence on the Worldwide Border (IB)”.

Two AK-47 Journal, one hand-grenade, 7.62 bore ammunition, journal pouch, batteries, lamps, US-made compass, ropes, sleeping baggage, gasoline range, digging instruments and haversacks had been discovered close to the tunnel. Eatables, together with apples, hen, had been additionally discovered, mentioned the BSF.

The BSF mentioned it was receiving “common inputs in regards to the motion of anti-national parts throughout the border”. “The BSF was suspecting militant actions in festive season to inflict a blow to peace and tranquility in Jammu area,” mentioned the BSF spokesman.

Arnia Sector witnessed heavy cross-border firing and shelling from Pakistan from September 13 to 17. On September 30, Pakistani Rangers held a Sector Commander-level assembly with the BSF of their space reverse Border Outpost Octroi on the Worldwide Border “to resolve problems with cross-border firing and border administration amicably”.

“As soon as once more the nefarious design of Pakistan Rangers who held pleasant hand-shake and name for ceasefire was foiled in Arnia Sector,” mentioned the BSF.

It’s the second tunnel from Pakistan into India that BSF has unearthed this 12 months. On February 12, an analogous tunnel was noticed in Ramgarh Sector. 4 such makes an attempt have been foiled up to now this 12 months by the BSF.

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