New Delhi/Jammu: The Border Safety Drive (BSF) has detected a tunnel simply beneath the India-Pakistan worldwide border fence in Jammu, officers stated on Saturday.
The drive has launched a serious search operation within the space to search for different such hidden constructions that assist infiltration at the same time as it’s analysing the noticed construction, they stated.
BSF Director Normal Rakesh Asthana has directed his frontier commanders to make sure that the anti-infiltration grid is unbroken and there aren’t any gaps alongside this entrance, they added.
The tunnel, about 50 metres from the border fence on the Indian facet, was situated by a BSF patrol on Thursday within the Samba sector of Jammu.
The drive later examined the tunnel and located plastic sandbags on its mouth that had “Pakistani markings” on them, officers instructed PTI.
The tunnel, as per sources, has a depth of about 25 ft on the opening and the border drive has launched a mega search operation alongside the IB on this space to detect every other such clandestine construction that may assist infiltrators to cross over from the Pakistan facet and likewise assist in smuggling of arms and narcotics.
About 8-10 plastic sandbags which have ‘Karachi and Shakargarh’ written on them have been recovered from the opening of the tunnel and the baggage have a producing and expiry date embossed on them indicating they have been manufactured lately, officers stated.
The closest Pakistani border put up is about 400 meters from the tunnel, they stated.
The drive has been conducting a mega ‘anti-tunnel drive’ within the IB areas of Jammu and different locations after 5 armed infiltrators have been lately killed by it alongside this entrance in Punjab.
Your entire BSF formation deployed throughout the three,300 km Worldwide Border that runs alongside Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat is on further alert as there are a number of intelligence inputs of terrorists making an attempt to breach the IB and infiltrate into India, officers stated.
The border drive can be deploying floor penetrating radars to detect tunnels alongside this delicate entrance which is vulnerable to infiltration by terrorists from Pakistan and cross-border smuggling of arms and narcotics.
Tunnels have been detected by the BSF alongside the Jammu border entrance earlier too.
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