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BSF finds tunnel along India-Pakistan border in Jammu's Samba sector

Jan 13, 2021 17:21 IST

The Border Security Force detected a secret tunnel in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. The BSF has told the national security establishment that the underground tunnel, like the last one found in November, was a professionally-engineered effort to infiltrate terrorists trained in terror camps commissioned by the Pakistan army.

The entry to the tunnel was spotted about 300 feet from the zero line; about 65 feet from the fence on the Indian side, reports said quoting senior Border Security Force official. The 3-feet wide tunnel appears to have been constructed at a depth of 25 to 30 feet.

The discovery of the tunnel comes amid a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces all along the border in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020. According to statistics compiled by the Jammu and Kashmir police, there were 930 instances of ceasefire violations in 2020, a 54% increase over the 605 instances the previous year.