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BSF detects 150-metre tunnel near the border in Jammu

Border Security Force personnel inspecting the underground tunnel which was detected near the Indo-Pak international border in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, on May 5, 2022.

Border Security Force personnel inspecting the underground tunnel which was detected near the Indo-Pak international border in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, on May 5, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

The Border Security Force (BSF) detected a 150-metre-long tunnel in Jammu’s Samba along the Pakistan border and found a 265-feet long pipe near the tunnel that were used to supply oxygen, it said in a statement on Thursday.

The border guarding force said that with the tunnel’s detection it has “foiled the nefarious designs of Pakistan-based terrorists to disrupt the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.”

BSF said that it detected a cross-border tunnel on May 4 in the area of Border Outpost Chak Faquira in Samba area. 

“This tunnel detection was the result of rigorous and consistent efforts of BSF troops during a fortnight-long anti tunneling exercise carried out in this area. This tunnel is freshly dug out and is suspected to be about 150 metre originating from Pakistan side,” the BSF said.

The tunnel is about 2 feet wide and so far 21 sand bags have been recovered, which were used to strengthen its exit.

This is the fifth tunnel detected in less than one-and-a-half years, BSF said. “This shows the evil strategy of Pakistan establishment to create trouble in India. BSF has been always in the forefront to safeguard the borders and create a sense of security among border population,” D.K. Boora, Inspector General, BSF, Jammu said.


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