BSF detects tunnel at international border in J-K’s Samba, foils possible infiltration...

BSF detects tunnel at international border in J-K’s Samba, foils possible infiltration bid

BSF detects tunnel at international border in J-K's Samba, foils possible infiltration bid

Srinagar: In a major success to curb attempts of infiltration from across the international border with Pakistan, the BSF authorities today detected yet another tunnel on the border in Ramgarh sector of Samba in Jammu region.

“With the timely detection of tunnel having an opening on our side, a major infiltration bid has also been foiled,” a statement by the BSF said.

  1. As per the statement, the BSF officials came to know about a hole in the fields near a post of Ramgarh early today morning.
  2. A bulldozer was pressed into service which dug into it and found the tunnel.
  3. According to the BSF, the tunnel was yet to be completed. The force, in its statement, also said that many militants were desperate to cross the border as has been monitored by the troops.
  4. In view of security scenario on the international border of Jammu region in the past few months, the BSF has taken various innovative measures to ensure full proof security after assessment of various threats from Pakistan.
  5. During an anti tunneling exercise on February 13, 2017, a vigilant BSF patrol team carrying out in-depth scanning of area, found a place at the international border in Ramgarh sector suspicious and detected a tunnel of approximately 20 metre long.
  6. The tunnel’s origin is found to be from Pakistan, ending at a distance of approximately 20 metres ahead of the Border fence.
  7. The tunnel was yet to be completed and was detected well before it could reach close to the fence.
  8. Efforts of alert BSF troops deployed in our multi-tiered counter-infiltration grid once again resulted in neutralising the Machiavellian volition of terrorists in deep connivance with the Pak Rangers.
  9. There are regular inputs about presence of terrorists in Pak border villages desperately looking for infiltration into the Indian soil. However, BSF troops are extremely vigilant and are prepared to foil any such bid.