150 Pakistani pigeons were detained in India on suspicion of espionage
More than 150 pigeons were detained by Indian police in the Kashmir Valley on suspicion of using Pakistani intelligence to spy for the country. It is reported Khaleej Times.
Questionable truck intercepted near the border. In it were cardboard boxes, opening them, law enforcement officers found inside banded and marked with pink paint birds.
The incident occurred in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Law enforcement officers intercepted a suspicious truck in the valley near the border. When the boxes were opened, there were a total of more than one and a half hundred birds. Some on the paws were rings of different colors.
Indian law enforcement agencies are now checking to see if the birds were specially trained and used by intelligence to spy or secretly exchange messages across Pakistan’s border. A number of experts believe that the color code is laid in their markings.
Birds were transported under extremely harsh conditions. At the end of that investigation, they will be released into the wild.
On October 3, the Indian military intercepted a carrier pigeon carrying a threatening message from Pakistan. It was tied to the foot of the bird. The content of the dispatch was not disclosed, but it is noted that the incident took place in the militarized zone in the region of the India-Pakistan border, where a number of clashes had recently occurred.