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The bird is accused of carrying a coded message after it was caught by villagers close to the Indian border with Pakistan.

 

A pigeon suspected of being trained to "spy" by Pakistan has been captured in India along one of the world's most contested borders, Indian officials said.

 

They said the bird was carrying a "coded message" and was caught by villagers in Manyari, along the border which separates Indian and Pakistan-controlled parts of Kashmir.

 

Security agencies are trying to decipher the message, the officials told Indian news agency PTI.

Kathua Police's senior superintendent Shailendra Mishra said the villagers gave the pigeon to police on Sunday after it flew into a woman's house from Pakistan.

 

He said: "A ring was seen attached to one of its legs with some numbers on it and a probe is on.

"We can't say it was used for spying. Locals, seeing a tag tied with its leg, caught the pigeon.

"Some called it a coded message. In Pakistan's Punjab, people tie number tags on pigeons to claim ownership."

 

Birds have reportedly been used for espionage in the disputed region before.

 

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Old school message delivery. I do not doubt it for a minute. I wonder how they got the pigeons into the country? Oh yeah... They have kms & kms of (unguarded mostly) desert border.

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Execute the bird, then eat it. That will send a message!

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I hear pigeon refused to sit on a stool during interrogation. No flipping the bird here!

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On 5/26/2020 at 11:03 PM, Thaivisa Web Content Team said:

Security agencies are trying to decipher the message

Why, was it written in "pigeon English"??

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According to the BBC the "message" is the owner's mobile number 🙂

 

 

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Reading about this elsewhere, the  birds name is Golden Madi and the code on the ring is the owners phone number.

The bird came from a village called Bugga

I wonder if any official may be using that same word  :annoyed: :whistling:

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And of course, a simple google search would reveal that this is what a carrier pigeon capsule looks like.

 

carrier-pigeon-carrying-message-GDAK60.j

 

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14 minutes ago, Crossy said:

And of course, a simple google search would reveal that this is what a carrier pigeon capsule looks like.

 

carrier-pigeon-carrying-message-GDAK60.j

 

And there was me thinking it was to carry the birds suppository 😱

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The Indians blame the English for India being such a toilet now, nearly 70 years after independence. Perhaps a little introspection in to their own minds and abilities is needed.

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6 hours ago, Grumpy one said:

And there was me thinking it was to carry the birds suppository 😱

Nah, its a suicide capsule in case caught.

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22 hours ago, Crossy said:

According to the BBC the "message" is the owner's mobile number 🙂

 

 

They got confused by the +44 bit.

 

23 hours ago, Grumpy one said:

Reading about this elsewhere, the  birds name is Golden Madi and the code on the ring is the owners phone number.

The bird came from a village called Bugga

I wonder if any official may be using that same word  :annoyed: :whistling:

No it's not. That's Percy and he's about 23 days overdue returning to his loft in Scunthorpe.

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