22/05/2017 2:45 PM IST | Updated 22/05/2017 2:45 PM IST

Pigeon Bearing Tags With Chinese Numbers That Crossed Arunachal Borders Has India Worried


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Yet another pigeon is creating much confusion in India. This time, on the borders of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Hindustan Times reports that villagers captured a pigeon in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh on the Sino-Indian border on Sunday with tags attached to it. The tags bear Chinese numbers and the forest department has been alerted to figure out the details.

This comes even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh alerted the states, that share their border with China, to highten their vigil.

The newspaper, meanwhile, reports that the pigeon could a ploy of China to carry out surveillance inside Indian territories, no such thing was confirmed by officials.

However, this is not the first time that India has faced a pigeon conundrum.

It was only last month that a white-colored pigeon landed from the Pakistan side at 7.55 a.m. and sat on a barrel of LMG for about five minutes before being caught by Border Security Force (BSF) border patrol personnel posted there. This was at the border out post Babalianwala on the Rajasthan-Sindh border.

ANI had reported that two BSF personnel, upon examining the pigeon had found the serial number 03023633 written on its tail.

In another incident in 2015, a pigeo was arrested. Yes, arrested, after India found that it had come from Pakistan. The bird was arrested on charges of espionage.

The Times of India had reported that the 'avian intruder' flew into Punjad and bore a stamped message in Urdu. It was found by a 14-year-old boy who took the bird straight to the police station.


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