India-Pakistan tensions: India detains pigeon carrying threatening message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

October 2, 2016 9:19 pm

In this photograph taken on May 30, 2016, a racing pigeon prepares to land in a cage after a day of flying during the pigeon race national championship in Islamabad. (Photos by AFP)

has detained a pigeon which was carrying a threatening message for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The pigeon, probably from , was taken into India border guard custody in the country’s Bamial sector on Sunday.
“Modi Ji, do not consider us same people as we were during 1971 (Indo-Pak war). Now each and every child is ready to fight against India,” read the letter it was carrying in Urdu, which is spoken in Pakistan.
Indian police inspector Ramesh Kumar said that the bird had been taken into “custody” and that the matter is currently being investigated.
Tensions between the long-time rivals have been escalating since a militant assault on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir killed at least 19 soldiers earlier this month. 

An Indian soldier takes up position at an outpost at the India-Pakistan border in R.S Pora southwest of Jammu on October 2, 2016.

Meanwhile, at least one Indian border guard was killed as six militants attacked an army camp in north Kashmir on Sunday.
“One Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and one injured when militants tried to enter an army camp,” said a local police superintendent.
The latest border skirmishes come just days after India announced that it had carried out “surgical strikes” several kilometers inside the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
India and Pakistan have fought four wars since they gained independence from Britain some 70 years ago, three of them over the majority Muslim populated Himalayan region of Kashmir.
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