A tunnel under Hindon Air Base wall? 4-foot pit sparks security alarm

A four-foot deep pit was recently found under the boundary wall of the Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, raising serious security concerns that a suspected attempt was made to dig a tunnel at the strategically important air force base located approximately 10 km from Delhi.

The police reached the spot after locals near the Hindon air base informed the cops. A huge crowd gathered near the spot to see the pit that had raised alarms. A team from the Indian Air Force has reached the spot and the pit is being filled with mud.

The Hindon Air Base operates under the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force and is one of the biggest and largest air bases in Asia. The C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force is located at the air base which is tasked to defend the skies over Delhi and its adjacent areas.

Photographs of the pit show that it was being dug after breaking the base of the thick boundary wall which is at least 20 feet tall. Next to the boundary wall, is an open land with locals residing very close to the Hindon air base. The Hindon Air Base is surrounded by a dense residential complex

A police team immediately reached the spot after receiving information and inspected the area with officials of the air force. A case has been registered and strict action will be taken against those responsible,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Trans Hindon Zone said.

Locals have alleged that several incidents of robbery and snatching have taken place in the area. “Drug addicts and some anti-social elements are responsible for such incidents,” a local said. The Indian Air Force is yet to respond on the issue, meanwhile, a team of the IAF has closed the pit with mud. A police case has been registered.

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