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India captures ‘spying' pigeon on Kashmir border

Posted On: 26 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Week

India captures ‘spying' pigeon on Kashmir border

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A pigeon suspected of being trained to “spy” by Pakistan has been captured in India along the Kashmir border. Indian officials say the bird was carrying a “coded message” which they are trying to decipher. In 2016, police in India found a bird with a note attached to it inscribed with an alleged threat to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
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