Tunnel was dug for a major terror attack: BSF
The BSF has lodged a complaint with Pakistan over a cross-border tunnel contending that the tunnel was dug for a major terror attack. The BSF further said that several terrorists arrested in the past have spoken of tunnels being used for infiltration and this was an example of that. Pakistan Rangers were asked to join the investigation and 'take action'.
BSF discovered a tunnel measuring 400 meters with 3x3 dimensions in the Chillyari forward belt of Samba district. The tunnel was discovered by a student who noticed "an area caved-in a straight line at two to three places due to rains near border fencing" and informed the BSF. Director General, BSF, U K Bansal called the finding 'serious' which could undermine the peace process.
The Border Security Force discovered a part of a caved-in tunnel in Samba district, near the International Border. The tunnel was exposed during the clearing operation to remove the thick and tall bushes, which had come up in the Samba sector on the Zero-line along the Indo-Pak border. The BSF said that the tunnel measured 3x3 in dimensions.
The Indian Army discovered another secret tunnel coming from Pakistan into India in the forward area of Chakla along Munawar Tawi in Pallanwalla sector of Akhnoor. The tunnel with a 50-meter length seemed to be incomplete and had no exit on the Indian side. The Army sealed off the area and even senior police officials were denied access.
The Border Security Force (BSF) found a 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to India on the international border in the RS Pura sector of Jammu district. The tunnel discovered was almost 10 feet below the ground and had an approximate length of 30 metres. The well-constructed tunnel was found during BSF's regular clearing operations in the area that are undertaken monthly.
The BSF and Indian Army have uncovered as many as 6 underground tunnels coming from Pakistan since 2001.