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BSF plays down tunnel angle, says just a 'rat-hole tunnel'

BSF played a vedio to showcase a tunnel to the media apart from the route of the terrorist

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

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Playing down the detection of in Chamliyal-Ramgarh sector in Samba district after the gunning down of three heavily armed terrorist, on Thursday said it was mere a "rat hole tunnel" used only one time by the terrorists.

"Militants had come out to this side via a on the night on the intervening night of 28 and 29 November in Chamliyal area. The operation was conducted there. Details have been shared with you (media)", Inspector General of BSF, Frontier told reporters.

Ahead of the press conference, played a video to showcase a to the media apart from the route of the terrorist, who came from while crawling through the and place of hiding, where the three militants were killed by during the gun-battle.

"We have given you the full details of the tunnel. There were various reports coming in the media about the and old profile pictures of some tunnels were shown which was totally different in shape and size," he said.

Upadhayaya further said "as per the pictures shown to you it is a rat hole and it is generally used one time, which opens up in a plain area. The area was ploughed two to three days ago. and farmers were keeping a watch over the area.

"The mouth of was opened a few days ago and militants came through it. There were no tell-tale signs of the before this. To make you understand, so that no wrong news get published or aired, this is what I want to bring it to your notice", he said.

The is roughly 65- to 70-feet long, he said, adding that on this side of the fencing it is 35-feet long and other side of the fence towards it is over 30-feet.

"The aim of the militants was to negotiate the fencing. Otherwise, they would have been facing the hurdle of the fencing which was not possible to negotiate. That is why they digged under the fence to avoid it", he said.

Replying to a question whether the group of militants that attacked army artillery unit in Nagrota on the same day, killing seven army personnel including two Majors came from this side, the IG said "I cannot reply to any query based on speculation. As I said such tunnels are used tactically one time. Once it used it gets identified immediately".

He said digging a without help of Pak rangers was not possible.

"We were prepared which is reflected from the conduct of our operation. We always remain alert as entire IB is sensitive for us".

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BSF plays down tunnel angle, says just a 'rat-hole tunnel'

BSF played a vedio to showcase a tunnel to the media apart from the route of the terrorist

BSF played a video to showcase a tunnel to the media apart from the route of the terrorist
Playing down the detection of in Chamliyal-Ramgarh sector in Samba district after the gunning down of three heavily armed terrorist, on Thursday said it was mere a "rat hole tunnel" used only one time by the terrorists.

"Militants had come out to this side via a on the night on the intervening night of 28 and 29 November in Chamliyal area. The operation was conducted there. Details have been shared with you (media)", Inspector General of BSF, Frontier told reporters.

Ahead of the press conference, played a video to showcase a to the media apart from the route of the terrorist, who came from while crawling through the and place of hiding, where the three militants were killed by during the gun-battle.

"We have given you the full details of the tunnel. There were various reports coming in the media about the and old profile pictures of some tunnels were shown which was totally different in shape and size," he said.

Upadhayaya further said "as per the pictures shown to you it is a rat hole and it is generally used one time, which opens up in a plain area. The area was ploughed two to three days ago. and farmers were keeping a watch over the area.

"The mouth of was opened a few days ago and militants came through it. There were no tell-tale signs of the before this. To make you understand, so that no wrong news get published or aired, this is what I want to bring it to your notice", he said.

The is roughly 65- to 70-feet long, he said, adding that on this side of the fencing it is 35-feet long and other side of the fence towards it is over 30-feet.

"The aim of the militants was to negotiate the fencing. Otherwise, they would have been facing the hurdle of the fencing which was not possible to negotiate. That is why they digged under the fence to avoid it", he said.

Replying to a question whether the group of militants that attacked army artillery unit in Nagrota on the same day, killing seven army personnel including two Majors came from this side, the IG said "I cannot reply to any query based on speculation. As I said such tunnels are used tactically one time. Once it used it gets identified immediately".

He said digging a without help of Pak rangers was not possible.

"We were prepared which is reflected from the conduct of our operation. We always remain alert as entire IB is sensitive for us".
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BSF plays down tunnel angle, says just a 'rat-hole tunnel'

BSF played a vedio to showcase a tunnel to the media apart from the route of the terrorist

Playing down the detection of in Chamliyal-Ramgarh sector in Samba district after the gunning down of three heavily armed terrorist, on Thursday said it was mere a "rat hole tunnel" used only one time by the terrorists.

"Militants had come out to this side via a on the night on the intervening night of 28 and 29 November in Chamliyal area. The operation was conducted there. Details have been shared with you (media)", Inspector General of BSF, Frontier told reporters.

Ahead of the press conference, played a video to showcase a to the media apart from the route of the terrorist, who came from while crawling through the and place of hiding, where the three militants were killed by during the gun-battle.

"We have given you the full details of the tunnel. There were various reports coming in the media about the and old profile pictures of some tunnels were shown which was totally different in shape and size," he said.

Upadhayaya further said "as per the pictures shown to you it is a rat hole and it is generally used one time, which opens up in a plain area. The area was ploughed two to three days ago. and farmers were keeping a watch over the area.

"The mouth of was opened a few days ago and militants came through it. There were no tell-tale signs of the before this. To make you understand, so that no wrong news get published or aired, this is what I want to bring it to your notice", he said.

The is roughly 65- to 70-feet long, he said, adding that on this side of the fencing it is 35-feet long and other side of the fence towards it is over 30-feet.

"The aim of the militants was to negotiate the fencing. Otherwise, they would have been facing the hurdle of the fencing which was not possible to negotiate. That is why they digged under the fence to avoid it", he said.

Replying to a question whether the group of militants that attacked army artillery unit in Nagrota on the same day, killing seven army personnel including two Majors came from this side, the IG said "I cannot reply to any query based on speculation. As I said such tunnels are used tactically one time. Once it used it gets identified immediately".

He said digging a without help of Pak rangers was not possible.

"We were prepared which is reflected from the conduct of our operation. We always remain alert as entire IB is sensitive for us".

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