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India monitoring reports of Pak digging tunnels along border

delhi Updated: Jan 25, 2010 19:17 IST

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Government is closely monitoring the reports of Pakistan digging tunnels along its border in Sargodha district and will analyse its "implications" to India.

"We are closely monitoring whatever has been happening in Pakistan and both our Defence Ministry as well as our ministry will certainly work together to analyse what it means by way of implications to India," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said in New Delhi on Monday.

He was reacting to media reports about Pakistan digging tunnels in Sargodha district of Pakistan's Punjab province close to the Indian border.

"An attempt is being made to establish the purpose of digging up such tunnels which are really big in size," an official who is involved in analysing the information, has been quoted as saying in the published report.

"These clearly can't be meant for transport as is obvious from the images available; unlike ordinary tunnels they don't lead on to roads," the official added.

According to the report, the fact that these huge tunnels do not seem to be leading to any roads have raised suspicions that they may be used to store nuclear weapons or missiles.