30 September, Jammu
The Border Security Force has unearthed a 14-feet-long tunnel near the zero line in Arnia sector in Jammu which was being dug from the Pakistani side, aiming a major infiltration bid and a possible terror attack.
Inspector General of BSF Ram Awtar said in Jammu, that a BSF patrolling party noticed the suspicious movement of nearly a dozen armed people near the zero line and launched a thorough search and survey operation of the area which led to the detection of the tunnel and recovery of “war-like stores”. The entry to the tunnel is in Pakistan and its dead-end is just between fencing and the zero line, around 10-metres towards Pakistan.
The IG informed that a US-made compass, two magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition, a hand grenade, and other items were recovered from the tunnel. He said most of these items were carrying the marking of Pakistan.
Terming the tunnelling activity as a “nefarious act” of Pakistan, the officer said timely action by the BSF foiled a major attack on the Indian soil.
The BSF officer said this was the second tunnel unearthed since February and fourth in the past one year. Earlier, a tunnel was detected on February 13 in Ramgarh sector.