India’s Border Security Forces (BSF) has unearthed a 14-feet-long tunnel hidden with arms in Jammu’s Arnia Sector on Saturday. The tunnel was meant to infiltrate terrorists into the Kashmir Valley and it is said to have been built over a period of time along the International Border.
The under-construction tunnel was found during search operation by the BSF personnel along the international border between Vikram and Patel posts near Damana.
According to the Jammu-based BSF spokesman, the BSF personnel observed suspicious movement of around 10-12 armed Pakistani nationals on the Pakistan-side bank of Dhamala nulla. And taking all risks in thick jungle area, the troops reached close to the area to know the nefarious design. However, on observing the BSF presence, the Pakistani nationals ran away from the spot, it added.
BSF personnel then carried out a search operation at the tunnel and found a war-like store with huge arms and ammunition and various other materials near the tunnel.
It is reportedly said that two AK-47 magazine, one hand-grenade, 7.62 bore ammunition, magazine pouch, batteries, lamps, US-made compass, ropes, sleeping bags, gas stove, digging tools and haversacks were found near the tunnel. Eatables, including apples, chicken, were also said to be found near the tunnel.
The tunnel was discovered just a day after Pakistani Rangers held a Sector Commander-level meeting with the BSF in their area opposite Border Outpost Octroi on the International Border.
It is said that this is the second tunnel from Pakistan that BSF has unearthed this year. On February 12, a similar tunnel was spotted in Ramgarh Sector.