India on Tuesday lodged a "strong protest" with Pakistan over the detection of a cross-border tunnel along the international border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
"A strong protest was lodged late this afternoon by Border Security Force (BSF) with its counterpart Pakistan Rangers over detection of a tunnel in the Indian territory from Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir," a senior BSF official told PTI.
The BSF also handed over pictorial evidence to Pakistani authorities at a flag meeting in RS Pura sector of Jammu district, he said.
The tunnel is in straight alignment from Pakistan to Chichwal border village via Chilyari post from Lumbriyal post in Shakergarh sector of Pakistan.
The tunnel was detected after an area caved-in in a straight line at some places due to rains near the fencing close to Chillayari BoP of BSF along the LoC. The tunnel had been dug between two sides.