NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) discovered a brand new tunnel alongside the India-Pakistan border within the Jammu and Kashmir union territory, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
“A terror tunnel has been detected by the BSF in Bobbyian village of Hiranagar this morning,” a senior police officer mentioned, as quoted by the Hindustan Times newspaper.
According to the police, the tunnel might be utilized by terrorists to infiltrate the Indian territory.
An identical trans-border tunnel, by way of which 4 terrorists entered India, was detected on November 22, 2020, in keeping with the Indian authorities.
India and Pakistan have lengthy dueled over and fought three wars concerning Kashmir. Occasional clashes on the contact line have been an everyday incidence, however tensions escalated in August 2019, when the Indian authorities annulled the particular autonomous standing of its Jammu and Kashmir state and divided the area into two union territories beneath the federal government’s direct management. India controls solely the southern a part of the Kashmir area, whereas Pakistan and China occupy the northwestern and northeastern elements, respectively.