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India views detection of tunnel in J&K seriously: Antony

Press Trust of India
Aug 05, 2012 at 04:20am IST

Thiruvananthapuram: India has viewed seriously the matter of a tunnel being detected from Pakistan side into the country in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector, Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said.

"Yes, a tunnel has been found. We have taken the matter seriously," Antony said when asked about the detection of 400-mt-long tunnel from Pakistan side into India in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector.

Following the detection of the tunnel, a general inspection across the border area was progressing, Antony told reporters on the sidelines of a function.

India views detection of tunnel in J&K seriously: Antony

Following the detection of the tunnel, a general inspection across the border area was progressing, Antony said.

"I do not want to react more on the matter as a general inspection on the border areas is on," Antony said. The tunnel, which was apparently dug for infiltration and smuggling, was detected on July 28 after an area caved-in in a straight line at two-three places due to rains near the border fencing near Chillayari Border Out Post (BoP) of BSF along the International Border in Samba sector.

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