BSF detects underground tunnel dug from Pakistan side

Indian security forces on Saturday detected an underground cross-border tunnel coming from the Pakistan side into Arnia sector.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 1, 2017 8:06 am
BSF, arnia, arnia tunnel, Pakistan, kashmir underground tunnel, india pakistan border, indo pak border, secret tunnel, indian express Official sources confirmed that BSF troops foiled an attempt by Pakistani-based terrorists to cause havoc during the festival season.(Source: ANI photo)

A day after the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers held talks at Suchetgarh and assured to take necessary measures to ensure peace and tranquillity along the international border, Indian security forces on Saturday detected an underground cross-border tunnel coming from the Pakistan side into Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources confirmed that BSF troops foiled an attempt by Pakistani-based terrorists to cause havoc during the festival season.

Meanwhile, sources said the tunnel has been uncovered in a forested area near Damala nullah in Arnia sector, the same place where Pakistani Rangers had restored to heavy mortar shelling last week. The tunnel was to be used by the terrorists to sneak into India from Pakistan. As it appeared that some people were still inside the tunnel, the BSF opened fire, but they managed to escape under cover of darkness.

BSF, border security force, arnia, arnia tunnel, BSF arnia tunnel, BSF tunnel, Pakistan, Pakistan tunnel, Tunnel into India, India news, Indian Express news Two cross-border tunnels were detected in Akhnoor sector in 2012 and 2014, and one in R S Pura sector in 2016. (Source: ANI photo)

Significantly, this has been the second cross-border tunnel detected by the BSF along the international border this year; the last one was found in February in Ramgarh sector of Samba district. Since 2012, the BSF has plugged nearly half a dozen tunnels, dug by terrorists to enter India.

Two cross-border tunnels were detected in Akhnoor sector in 2012 and 2014, and one in R S Pura sector in 2016. The tunnel found in R S Pura, though dug nearly 30 metres inside Indian territory, was not complete as it had not been opened on the Indian side.

Pakistani Rangers and troops have been resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire on forwarding Indian positions along the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) for the last four months in desperate attempts to push in armed terrorists into India. In view of escalation on the border, the cross LoC travel and trade through Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch district has been suspended for the last two months.

BSF, border security force, arnia, arnia tunnel, BSF arnia tunnel, BSF tunnel, Pakistan, Pakistan tunnel, Tunnel into India, India news, Indian Express news In view of escalation on the border, the cross LoC travel and trade through Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch district has been suspended for the last two months.(Source: ANI photo)

On Friday, Pakistani Rangers at a flag meeting with BSF in Suchetgarh area assured to take all necessary measures to maintain peace and tranquillity along the borders. Significantly, the sector commander-level flag meeting was convened on the request of Pakistan.

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    vivek
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:27 am
    Good detection however badly executed Israel would have laid bobiee trapped that tunnel and laid land mines to kill the terrorists sneaking in next time this mistake should be avoided our aim should be to go for max damage.
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      Tallat mahmood
      Oct 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm
      Your thinking is also like terrorists. So what is the difference??
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      N rao
      Oct 1, 2017 at 10:09 am
      Meehane the guys in there and then use the same tunnel for surgical strikes. Let terrorist come from there , so then we when where to stray and track them, kill them 1 KM inside India
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        Ramohan Singh
        Oct 1, 2017 at 4:58 am
        Yes. P a k i s t a n i Border patrol dug the tunnel to supply good food to our BSF out of mercy. The dog Upadyaya DG of BSF did not feed the poor BSF and ate everything by himself. Corrupt god Upadyaya!!!
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          Shafted mohammed
          Oct 1, 2017 at 3:04 am
          Put underground sensors and dogs everywhere as they listen and warn and puthigh explosives to vapourise who so ever tries to dig a tunnel.
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            sullu
            Oct 1, 2017 at 2:07 am
            what a theses 700,000 bokhay naggay sopy should eat drink. cow dung and your mom cow . why you do not drink your own mom instead of cow
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              RealRasool
              Oct 1, 2017 at 7:57 am
              Indians lately scre wing your mother and sister. Bar k you do g. Just like Israel scre w you and you only can bar k, so India will do the same to you shi t eat ing roaches.
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