Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, the Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel detected one other cross-border tunnel near the worldwide border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Saturday morning.
It is the second tunnel detected by the BSF in Kathua through the previous 10 days throughout its continued anti-tunneling operations alongside the worldwide border in Jammu division. On January 13, it had detected a tunnel opening 20-30 m behind the barbed wire fence at Bobbiyan in Hiranagar sector of the district.
The tunnel detected by the BSF on Saturday.
According to BSF officers, the tunnel is round 150 m lengthy and 30 ft deep. However, not like the tunnels detected by the BSF up to now, it has a diameter a lot larger than three ft.
The officers identified that the key tunnel has its opening in an space falling between BSF’s border put up No. 14 and 15, reverse to Abhiyal-Dogra and Kingre-de-Kothe border outposts (BOPs) in Sakargarh district. It is identical space the place BSF had shot down a Pakistani Hexacopter carrying load of arms and ammunition in June 2020 and foiled an infiltration bid in November 2019.