Indians say ‘spy pigeon’ has returned to Pakistan

Published: February 10, 2017

Indian police officials have claimed a ‘spy’ pigeon they had captured earlier this week has ‘escaped to Pakistan’.

The bird ‘managed to escape’ due to the negligence of police officials in Indian Punjab’s Sriganganagar district, The Indian Express reported on Thursday. “The bird escaped when the head constable opened the cage out of curiosity,” the report said. It added that Indian police officials believe the pigeon ‘flew back to Pakistan’.

India claims arrest of ‘Pakistani pigeon’

India has in the past accused Pakistan of using pigeons for espionage purposes. In May last year, Indian authorities claimed a pigeon they caught in Pathankot carried a message stamped in Urdu. Later that year, in October, Indian police officials clipped the wings of a pigeon they had caught in Bamial village with a similar message to prevent it from ‘escaping’.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • hasnain
    Feb 10, 2017 - 10:12AM

    Hahahaha very funny…Recommend

  • ChandSitara
    Feb 10, 2017 - 10:31AM

    Its not funny ! those Pigeons may carry Nukes to India!Recommend

  • love
    Feb 10, 2017 - 11:01AM

    Yes of course thas the sophistication Pakistan has acquired in last 70 years!Recommend

  • Khurram S
    Feb 10, 2017 - 11:19AM

    hahhahaha its too hard to control my laughter while i am sitting in my office. Indians why you do this to us? Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Feb 10, 2017 - 1:12PM

    Illiterates should Google what are ‘homing pigeons’. They were extensively used in WW1 and WW2.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Feb 10, 2017 - 2:37PM

    The great escape….welcome back pigeon 007Recommend

  • mtm
    Feb 10, 2017 - 3:45PM

    Is it real news?? come on Tribune!Recommend

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