Indo-Pak Tunnel construction is intelligence failure: BJP
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Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012, 20:39
Jammu: BJP on Monday dubbed as "serious intelligence failure" on the part of the UPA government the construction of 400-mt-long tunnel from Pakistan side into India in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector.

"The UPA government is accused of serious intelligence failure as it has not been able to detect the construction of underground tunnel by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border close to Samba," BJP state president Shamsher Singh Manhas told reporters here today.

The BJP leader said, "it is surprising that the tunnel could not be detected even though the work of digging and construction had got carried up to over 300 meters within Indian territory."

"It was fortuitous that the roof of the tunnel gave in due to rains and the mischief of Pakistan saw light of the day," he said, adding the "dangerous" potential for this tunnel for playing with the security and safety of the Indian people could not be understated.

Manhas said the discovery of this 25-feet deep underground tunnel should serve as an eye-opener for the UPA and state governments while dealing with Pakistan government.

"An underground tunnel 25 feet deep and more than 300 meters long running inside Indian territory having installed fresh air supply facility could not have been constructed by private individuals or local officers at individual level but had to have approval and full support from the highest level of the government," he said.

"Such projects require lot of planning and conceiving and also logistical support, not possible at the lower level of the government," he alleged.

Manhas claimed there were large number of terrorist training camps still running and active in PoK with support by Pakistan, and the UPA government should remember this while dealing with the Pakistan government.


First Published: Monday, July 30, 2012, 20:38

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