Tensions between India and Pakistan are rising.
“Indian police have captured a ‘spy pigeon’ they insist was carrying a note threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the country’s heavily-militarised border with Pakistan.
The bird was intercepted in Pathankot in the northern state of Punjab – near where Pakistani-based militants launched a deadly attack on an air force base in January.
Border Security Force (BSF) officers were patrolling near the frontier when they spotted the suspicious-looking pigeon and decided to act.
Panthankot police inspector Rakesh Kumar confirmed: ‘We took it into custody last evening.
‘The BSF found it with a note in Urdu saying something like “Modi, we’re not the same people from 1971. 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 (LeT).