'Secret' tunnel connecting India, Pakistan unearthed in J&K

Published: July 28, 2012
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The tunnel, with a dimension of 3x3 foot, was running between Chillayari BOP and Pakistan's Numberiyal BOP. PHOTO: REUTERS

The tunnel, with a dimension of 3x3 foot, was running between Chillayari BOP and Pakistan's Numberiyal BOP. PHOTO: REUTERS

JAMMU: Indian authorities on Saturday discovered a 400-metre long tunnel, running between India and Pakistan, along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported Press Trust of India.

“We have discovered a tunnel running between Pakistan and India in Samba district,” the report quoted Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Israr Khan as saying.

The SSP was further quoted as saying that the tunnel was detected after an area caved-in at two or three places due to rains near the Border Security Force’s (BSF) Chillayari Border Out Post (BOP). He added that the tunnel, with a dimension of 3×3 foot, was running between Chillayari BOP and Pakistan’s Numberiyal BOP.

Dug at a depth of 25 foot below the ground level, it was 400 meters long on the Indian side, the SSP said adding “we are confirming whether the tunnel is operational or not.”

The tunnel, which seemed to be freshly constructed, had air supply through a 2 inch pipe, he said adding “we are looking into all aspects.”

Commenting on Pakistan facing a lot of pressure from the militants to infiltrate them into the Indian Territory, the SSP said, “Since it is difficult to push in militants to the Indian side, they decided to set up a tunnel to facilitate infiltration.”

Earlier, The Express Tribune has reported that Pakistani intelligence agencies have busted an Indian spying ring in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) which was being run by operatives across the Line of Control (LoC).

Sources told The Express Tribune that members of the ring – which included an ex-soldier and two civilians – were providing military-related sensitive information of Pakistani defences.

Spies were also providing bogus information regarding Mujahideen camps and their activities to their Indian handlers.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Jul 28, 2012 - 11:20PM

    This is a false flag operation. India is sendin terrorists to Balochistan through this tunnel.

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  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Jul 29, 2012 - 2:05AM

    Story on the spy ring is to mitigate the impact of tunnel. Pakitan will ask for the evidence of tunnel and ultimately it will be declared not worth the paper it is written on. No one will be arrested.

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Jul 29, 2012 - 4:20AM

    Pakistan can never be trusted. No to trade or contacts.

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  • Sumit
    Jul 29, 2012 - 2:32PM

    @Zaid Hamid: Do you know the meaning of False flag operation?Whose flag Zaid?This is a tunnel in the border which is obvious that militants are trying to pour into jammu.Are you implying that Indian forces are trying to create a Tunnel from Jammu all the way to Balochistan?????yaar koi akal ki baat karo bhai!Do you have an idea of the geographical distance.Paranoia has driven you insane!

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  • nah_1009
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:31AM

    Sumit,Do you know the meaning of sarcasm?

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  • ViralDesai
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:02PM

    As he is Zaid Hamid, he will always defend Pakistan. Has he got any single example of India’s terror in Balo..?

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  • Hassan Hakeem
    Aug 4, 2012 - 12:10AM

    There is no International border between occupier J&K and Pakistan. It is called ‘working boundary’.

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  • Sumit
    Aug 4, 2012 - 7:55AM

    @Hassan Hakeem: You mean There is no international broder between between “Pakistan occupied Kashmir”and Pakistan.POK and Pakistan? Yeah you are right after all it is Pakistan Occupied so there cant be a boundary!

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