Border Security Force (BSF) Director General D.K. Pathak will be in Jammu on Friday to take stock of security on the international border following the discovery of a 50-metre long tunnel in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district.
A patrol party of the BSF had on Thursday discovered a 50-metre long tunnel at AMK (Allah Mai Kothay) area in R.S. Pura sector.
“We were carrying out our regular clearing operations, done monthly, when we found a well-constructed tunnel,” said a senior BSF officer, adding that it was being dug out.
“The underground tunnel was 50-metre long with the other end leading into the Pakistan side of the international border,” he said. “It had a height of three to four feet. The objective of the tunnel had been to facilitate infiltration into the state from across the border. We have filled up the tunnel on our side and lodged a strong protest with Pakistan rangers,” the official said.
Earlier, the BSF had detected a 400-metre long cross-border tunnel along the border in July 2012 in Samba sector. In May 2014, it found a caved-in portion of a tunnel in Chillyari border belt in Samba district, which was found 23 metres inside Indian territory.
Another tunnel was discovered in August 2014, which was approximately 130 to 150 metres in length along the Line of Control (LoC) and originated on the Pakistan side, near a forward post along Indo-Pak border in Jammu region’s sensitive Pallanwala sector.