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Jammu12 minutes agoAuthor: Deepak Khajuria

Recently, a tunnel was found at the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. After which BSF alert has been made.

  • Three tunnels have been received so far this year, before that on August 29 and November 4, information was received about each tunnel in Samba sector.

After receiving another underground tunnel along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu’s Samba sector, the Border Security Force is now working on anti-tunnel mechanisms. On November 19, the four Pakistani terrorists who were killed in an encounter near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota, Jammu, had infiltrated the underground tunnel found at the International Border in the Samba sector.

After this, a guide took them about 10-12 km from here to Jatwal on the Jammu Delhi Highway, where the truck was already waiting for them. This 150-foot-long tunnel is open near the Regal Forward Post in Pakistan in the Samba sector. The tunnel was covered with sand bags after infiltration. It had the tag of a cement factory in Pakistan.

Three tunnels found on the border in 2020

BSF DIG says that we are working on anti-tunnel mechanism and work will be started on this ground level soon.

BSF DIG says that we are working on anti-tunnel mechanism and work will be started on this ground level soon.

This is the third underground tunnel found on the international border in 2020. This is a matter of great concern for the BSF along the 198 km long international border with Pakistan in Jammu. Pakistan has changed its strategy for infiltration and due to increasing alertness of BSF at the border, infiltration is now being done from below ground.

Earlier this year, two tunnels were found in Samba sector. Whether or not those tunnels were infiltrated is not known yet. Earlier, Samba in 2013 and RS in 2015 also revealed the tunnel opening in India from Pakistan.

Earlier, on 29 August 2020, an under-ground tunnel was found in Samba sector of Jammu. It was covered with 8–10 bags of sand. After this, on 4 November 2020, another tunnel was reported in the Samba sector itself. Its length was 50 meters.

What is anti tunnel mechanism

BSF will now work with the new system to respond to Pakistan’s new infiltration strategy under the new border management system. BSF has started work on anti-tunnel mechanism. It will use both man and machinery. The force is working on it.

Under this, underground tunnel built on the border will be searched. This will prevent terrorist infiltration through the tunnel. The completion of the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), launched in September 2018, will also help prevent infiltration from above and below the border. This system will also work where fencing does not work due to river or drainage.

Local people will be taken help from the border

BSF has started work on anti-tunnel mechanism.  It will use both man power and machinery.

BSF has started work on anti-tunnel mechanism. It will use both man power and machinery.

BSF DIG says that we are working on anti-tunnel mechanism and work will be started on this ground level soon. We cannot bring our strategy into the public domain. But it is so clear that anti-tunnel operation will be intensified. However, BSF has also been successful in finding such a tunnel in the past.

But, now there will be new strategy. Sandhu said that special help will be taken for the people of the border area. Because many people’s fields are adjacent to the border. People from border villages also use tractors to plow fields and machinery to harvest crops, which can help in tunnel detection. According to the sarpanch of a village in the border Samba area, the local people are always ready to help the BSF.

Winter will be a challenge for BSF

The BSF will have a major challenge in the cold weather between fog and work lights to cope with infiltration from below the border and ceasefire violations by Pakistani rangers over the border. However, IG, NS Jamwal of BSF Jammu range has already said that we are fully prepared.

Many BSF officers stationed at the border say that the winter season is always a big challenge and this time the infiltration and tunneling in the early winter is indicating more alert. BSF on the border and the police and army are ready inside the border.

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