Jammu: The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Saturday unearthed another cross-border tunnel constructed by Pakistani agencies at Pansar on the International Border (IB) in the Kathua district to push armed terrorists into the Jammu division. This newly discovered 150 metres long and 3 feet deep underground passage is reportedly the fourth one to be detected by the Indian army in the last six months and second in the past ten days, along the Samba, Hiranagar and Kathua axis of the international border.
The secret tunnel was located during an anti-tunnelling operation in the border outpost between Border Post number 14 and 15. Pakistan BOPs on the other side of the IB are Abhiyal Dogra and Kingre-de-kothe (Distt Sakargarh), said a BSF spokesman.
Earlier, the BSF had shot down a Pakistani Hexacopter carrying load of weapons and ammunition in June last year in the same area. The troop had also foiled an infiltration bid in the same area in November, 2019.
Furthermore, another operation in the Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC), the BSF, and the special operations group (SOG) of the J&K Police force also unearthed a terrorists hideout, where they recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, including Chinese pistols. The recovery includes; four hand grenades, one AK 47 Rifle, three AK mags, 82 AK rounds, three Chinese pistol, five pistol mags, 33 rounds of pistol ammunition, one UBGL grenade and one Set Kenwood communication system.
So far, the BSF has detected ten cross border tunnels dug by Pakistani agencies to infiltrate armed terrorists into Jammu division.
As per reports, this recently discovered tunnel is 150-metre-long originating from the Pakistan side with a depth of about 3 feet and three feet diameter.
On January 13, another 150-metre-long tunnel was also detected in Bobiyaan village in the same sector.
The Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh had recently claimed that intelligence reports suggests that the Pakistan backed terrorists are planning to disturb peace in the union territory but the security forces and intelligence agencies are alert to thwart such attempts, he said.