Jammu: The BSF has detected a 14-feet-long tunnel on the worldwide border in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir and said that the move foiled Pakistan's design to infiltrate terrorists through the same. It also recovered "war-like" store in Arnia sector in Jammu, officials said.
"The flag meeting happened yesterday and several issues came up for discussion".
The tunnel from which, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers said they have recovered war-like stores, was discovered a day after the its field commanders and those of Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting in which it was mutually agreed that peace and tranquility would be maintained on the worldwide border by both sides.
At the meeting, BSF strongly objected to Pakistan's dastardly acts of snipping of two BSF troopers - constable Brijendra Bahadur and constable K K Apparao on September 14 and August 25 respectively while they were on duty at forward points along the border fence.
The Border Security Force said that it "averted a near catastrophe" by thwarting Pakistan's major attempt for cross border infiltration bid.
The BSF also protested against unprovoked cross border firing and shelling on number of Indian border villages targeting innocent civilians and their properties.
On March 3 a year ago, a similar tunnel originating from Pakistan, was detected 30 metres inside Indian territory near Allah Mai De Kothe post of the BSF in RS Pura sector.
"The digging tools, fresh dug earth and length of tunnel indicated that the tunnelling has started very recently about three days back, with an intent to infiltrate strong group of terrorists".
Blaming the Pakistan Rangers for helping militants to dig these tunnels, a senior BSF officer said, "The tunnel originated from Pakistan's side; very close to a border post and remains under constant scrutiny of overhead observation tower, it is not possible to dig a tunnel without consent of Pakistani Rangers".