Tunnel was dug for a major terror attack: BSF

5 Mar 2016 | By Vaneet Randhawa

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'.

In context: BSF on mission to uncover border tunnels

28 Jul 2012400 meter tunnel may obstruct Indo-Pak peace

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.

4 May 2014BSF finds a tunnel in Samba sector

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.

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23 Aug 2014Another tunnel uncovered in Akhnoor

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.

3 Mar 2016BSF finds a 30 meter tunnel between India-Pakistan

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.

6 tunnels found in the last decade

The BSF and Indian Army have uncovered as many as 6 underground tunnels coming from Pakistan since 2001.

5 Mar 2016Tunnel was dug for a major terror attack: BSF