A BSF official stated troops of 62 Bn BSF detected an unfinished tunnel forward of the border fence in Arnia throughout search operation right this moment.
The tunnel was about 12 to 14 toes lengthy with three toes peak and a couple of and a half toes width, he stated.
The sector witnessed heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops this month throughout which a BSF man and a civilian have been killed and plenty of others, together with border guards injured.
The BSF official stated after receiving inputs that Pakistani troops could try and push militants into the valley from the Jammu sector, BSF males have been positioned on excessive alert alongside the complete Worldwide Border.
The border guards had additionally intensified the patrolling and vigil near the fencing.
“The search operation was launched close to the border fence on this facet of IB in Arnia sector. Whereas finishing up searches in space forward of the fence, BSF males noticed suspicious motion of round 10-12 Pakistani nationals on the financial institution of Dhamala nallah on the opposite facet of IB,” the BSF official stated.
He stated after observing the motion of BSF celebration, the Pakistani nationals ran away from the spot abandoning shops together with ammunition.
“Suspecting foul odor, BSF males performed searches within the space and located an unfinished tunnel of round 12-14 toes size, roughly three toes peak and a couple of and a half toes width on the slope of financial institution of Indian facet of Dhamalla nallah forward of the border fence,” the official stated.
He stated the opening finish of the tunnel was in Pakistan facet whereas its useless finish was 14 meters between border fence and nil line.
It was the second tunnel detected by BSF males alongside the border within the State this yr.
On February 13, BSF had detected a tunnel alongside the IB in Ramgarh sector of Jammu.
The official stated in the course of the search of the world, the place unfinished tunnel was detected, 2 AK 47 magazines, 1 hand grenade, 1 journal pouch, 13 Duracell, 9 Pencil cells, three Headlamps used for digging, Compass US made, three Haver Sac, four Sleeping luggage, four waterproof raincoats, 1 Gasoline Cylinder Range, 6 digging instruments, 6 picket planks, 1 rope, 1 measuring tape and 1 Knife/Khukhri have been recovered.
He stated the digging instruments, recent dug earth and size of tunnel signifies that the tunnelling work has began some days again with an intent to infiltrate a robust group of militants into this facet to foment hassle within the State.
The official stated the BSF males have detected 4 tunnels alongside the IB in final one yr.
The BSF has launched a particular drive for detection of tunnels alongside the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.