A BSF official mentioned troops of 62 Bn BSF detected an unfinished tunnel forward of the border fence in Arnia throughout search operation at present.
The tunnel was about 12 to 14 ft lengthy with three ft top and a pair of and a half ft width, he mentioned.
The sector witnessed heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops this month throughout which a BSF man and a civilian had been killed and plenty of others, together with border guards injured.
The BSF official mentioned after receiving inputs that Pakistani troops could try to push militants into the valley from the Jammu sector, BSF males had been positioned on excessive alert alongside all the 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 aspect 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 aspect of IB,” the BSF official mentioned.
He mentioned after observing the motion of BSF get together, the Pakistani nationals ran away from the spot forsaking shops together with ammunition.
“Suspecting foul odor, BSF males carried out searches within the space and located an unfinished tunnel of round 12-14 ft size, roughly three ft top and a pair of and a half ft width on the slope of financial institution of Indian aspect of Dhamalla nallah forward of the border fence,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned the opening finish of the tunnel was in Pakistan aspect 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 12 months.
On February 13, BSF had detected a tunnel alongside the IB in Ramgarh sector of Jammu.
The official mentioned throughout the search of the realm, 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 had been recovered.
He mentioned 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 powerful group of militants into this aspect to foment hassle within the State.
The official mentioned the BSF males have detected 4 tunnels alongside the IB in final one 12 months.
The BSF has launched a particular drive for detection of tunnels alongside the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.