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Pigeon Arrested in India for Carrying 'Warning Message' to PM Modi From Pakistan

Indian border guards in the province of Punjab took a pigeon into custody after it was found flying apparently from Pakistan with a warning message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

An aerial view of the India-Pakistan border village of Daoke, about 40 kms from Amritsar on September 30, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The Border Security Force (BSF) officers found the pigeon at Pathankot in the northern state of Punjab on Sunday.

Police said the message written on a piece of paper read: “Modi Ji, do not consider us the same people as we were during 1971 (Indo-Pak war). Now each and every child is ready to fight against India.”

The note was apparently signed by the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, “so we are investigating the matter very seriously,” Pathankot police inspector Rakesh Kumar told AFP.

It is not the first time that pigeons have become entangled in the decades-old rivalry between the two nuclear-armed nations.

Just last year, the Indian police seized a pigeon on suspicion that it was being used for espionage by Pakistan and also X-rayed it to check for any spy camera, transmitter or hidden chip.

In 2013, Indian security forces found a dead falcon fitted with a small camera and in 2010 another pigeon was detained over fears of espionage.

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