BSF Team Walked 200 Metres Inside Pakistan Territory to Unearth Tunnel, State Officials
A BSF team, penetrating the invasion of four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed just recently at Nagrota in Jammu, had gone 200 metres inside Pakistani territory to discover the mouth of a cross-border underground tunnel utilized by extremists to get in into India, leading authorities said on Tuesday. Instantly after the four Jaish terrorists were shot dead in an gunfight on November 19, the BSF, which mans the International Border in Jammu area, formed the crack team to explore the possible route taken by them.
The group followed its structure to unearth the opening of the tunnel on the Indian side and throughout the search operation, electronic and geographical information discovered on a mobile phone recovered from the terrorists was also utilized, the officials stated. After identifying the mouth of the tunnel, the BSF group found itself 200 metres inside the Pakistani territory, they stated, including it got in through the tunnel and tape-recorded the visuals inside it on the Pakistani side as part of collecting proof, before they returned to the Indian side.
The operation was “quick and intelligence-based action”, they stated. The 4 Kashmir-bound Pakistani terrorists were killed in the gunfight after the truck, in which they were travelling, was picked up inspecting at Restriction toll plaza on the highway.
The BSF, in a main declaration, had said its personnel and those from the Jammu and Kashmir Authorities “discovered a tunnel stemming within Pakistan side of the International Border and leaving on the Indian side in the location of border post Regal in Jammu’s Samba district”. “It had to do with 160 m from the IB, 70 m from the border fence and at a depth of 25 m,” it had said.
Based upon leads obtained after the encounter, the BSF had actually said, it was found out that these terrorists “were gotten by a truck from Jatwal town in Samba on the nationwide highway”. The tunnel, it had stated, was found by the “very first light” on November 22 by the BSF crack group. The exit on the Indian side was in thick bushes thoroughly concealed and thoroughly covered with soil and wild development.
” The mouth of the tunnel was enhanced and strengthened by sand bags with markings of Karachi, Pakistan,” the border force that guards the front had said. It was a newly dug tunnel and seems utilized for the very first time. It appears that correct engineering effort had actually entered digging the tunnel which reveals the hand of the establishment, the force said.
The closest Pakistan posts are Chak Bhura, Rajab Sahid and Asif Sahid. “The detection of the tunnel resulted due to the well coordinated operation among the BSF, JK authorities and intelligence agencies,” it had stated.
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