Samba (J&K): The tunnel which was recently discovered at the Pakistan border extending into the Indian territory seems to be giving sleepless nights to the Indian officials.

The length of the tunnel is believed to be much more than what has been measured till now. During the digging on Friday the tunnel was found to be 20 feet inside the Indian territory. This is much more than what was expected earlier.

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Surprisingly, the officials have also recovered pipes used to supply oxygen in the tunnel. Although the authorities refused to talk on the issue, it is believed that the tunnel seems to penetrate deeper into the Indian territory.

An "under construction" tunnel 15 feet deep and 4 feet wide originating from the Pakistani side of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir was discovered near an army post in Samba district.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police Israr Khan, the tunnel appears about 400-500 metres long.

BSF DG U K Bansal visited the site on Friday after which he will give the report to the Home Ministry.

Regarding efforts being made by BSF to uncover the tunnel, Bansal told reporters at Chachwal border on Wednesday that there is no method to know whether there are one or more tunnels.
"We are digging at various places which are actually the alignment of the tunnel. We have taken a decision now to dig in a particular manner which will be more helpful in finding the extent of the alignment," he said.

After raising the issue at the flag meeting, the issue will be raised at higher level with Pakistan.


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