India claims nabbing another 'Pakistani spy pigeon'

Published: June 11, 2018
Authorities prepare to conduct x-ray of the bird to rule out possibility of spy gadgets attached to it. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Authorities prepare to conduct x-ray of the bird to rule out possibility of spy gadgets attached to it. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

India police said on Monday it will have x-rayed a pigeon it suspects was spying for Pakistan to rule out the possibility of any coded messages.

According to Times of India, police in Ajnala town of Amritsar district will have the bird examined to ascertain it does not have a tiny spying object embedded to its body.

The pigeon, the report said, was found near the check-post of Border Security Force (BSF) close to the border with Pakistan. It was later handed over to police for a probe.

The report went on to add that the conveying of coded messages through the bird is not a rare occurrence on the Punjab side of the border.

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This is not the first time India has suspected pigeons of being used from the other side of the border for spying purposes.

In February 2017, the country claimed to have caught a “spy pigeon” it said came from Pakistan. The authorities later claimed it escaped to Pakistan due to police negligence.

Similarly, in May 2016, Indian authorities claimed that a pigeon they caught in Pathankot carried a message stamped in Urdu. Later that year, in October, police officials clipped the wings of a pigeon they caught in Bamial village with a similar message to prevent it from “escaping”.

The article originally appeared on Times of India

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  • Pakistani Baluch
    Jun 12, 2018 - 1:13AM


  • rashid
    Jun 12, 2018 - 8:48AM

    We should send more of these over there. They can defecate on their side of the border.Recommend

  • ABC
    Jun 12, 2018 - 8:51AM

    And these losers will go to space Recommend

  • Chacha Jee
    Jun 12, 2018 - 9:09AM

    Pigeons have airways been used for conveying messages. Finding one pigeon out of millions flying is facinating. Indian should have followed the pigeon to get to network.Recommend

  • PrakashG
    Jun 12, 2018 - 10:01AM

    Someone spent all the espionage budget in buying the judiciary.Recommend

  • Naim Khan
    Jun 12, 2018 - 10:33AM

    Watch out Pakistanis may be training a pigeon to carry an atomic bomb and drop it on Bombay. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jun 12, 2018 - 11:42AM

    There must be Some truth in it . there is no smoke without fire .Recommend

  • Libra
    Jun 12, 2018 - 12:52PM

    Indians have gone lunatic. They must scan all birds within India.Recommend

  • Johnpauljones
    Jun 12, 2018 - 1:11PM

    Where as we capture there serving officers on espionage they in return capture flying pigeons. Need I say more… who is deluded and hilariously pathetic pathological liars.Recommend

    Jun 12, 2018 - 2:15PM

    leave the poor pigeons aloneRecommend

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