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    2020: India catches Pakistani "spy" pigeon (again)




    Another pigeon


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    Somewhere in Pakistan, someone is trolling Indians

    Or ISI really do have pigeon squad

    Oh, the paranoia!

    PS: the cage of our captured soldier is pink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoUgandaCranes View Post
    1. we can pass it on to australia to strike a deal for our next visit down under where they let us draw one test

    2. we can use it in champions trophy to dismiss him.

    also we need to give a medal of valor here. that is really important
    Looks like our little agent came good

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    I sense "fowl" play. Jokes aside, Pakistan should arrest all their military pigeons as they might start a coo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    I sense "fowl" play. Jokes aside, Pakistan should arrest all their military pigeons as they might start a coo...

    hahahahahhhahaha


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    Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed on Monday to have captured another "Pakistani spy pigeon" and handed it over to police in Indian occupied Kashmir, NDTV reported.

    The pigeon, "with a prominent pink patch and a tag on its leg", was logged at the police station as a "suspected Pakistani spy", said NDTV.

    The report said that the pigeon is being suspected of being part of an "espionage attempt from Pakistan" and that an investigation has been launched into the matter.

    According to the report, police records show that the pigeon flew into the house of a woman in Chadwal area, who caught it and handed it over to the BSF. The latter then handed it over to the police for further investigation.

    Police quoted the woman as saying that the pigeon had a ring round its foot that had numbers inscribed on it.

    This is not the first time a pigeon has been accused of spying on India for Pakistan. In 2015, a pigeon was captured by Indian forces for crossing the Indo-Pak border into India's Pathankot area.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1559466/in...akistan-in-iok


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    So Pakistan has implemented some sort of IPoAC which was proposed long time back.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed on Monday to have captured another "Pakistani spy pigeon" and handed it over to police in Indian occupied Kashmir, NDTV reported.

    The pigeon, "with a prominent pink patch and a tag on its leg", was logged at the police station as a "suspected Pakistani spy", said NDTV.

    The report said that the pigeon is being suspected of being part of an "espionage attempt from Pakistan" and that an investigation has been launched into the matter.

    According to the report, police records show that the pigeon flew into the house of a woman in Chadwal area, who caught it and handed it over to the BSF. The latter then handed it over to the police for further investigation.

    Police quoted the woman as saying that the pigeon had a ring round its foot that had numbers inscribed on it.

    This is not the first time a pigeon has been accused of spying on India for Pakistan. In 2015, a pigeon was captured by Indian forces for crossing the Indo-Pak border into India's Pathankot area.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1559466/in...akistan-in-iok
    I think this pigeon deserves full access to consular advice and it's dietry requirements need to be met.

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    This is real sir-ji-kal strike


    Tum kitnay quwway marogaye har ghar se aek kabootar nikalyga

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    India and Pakistan try and outdo each other in many things but this - really!?


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    Owner rejects Indian claim of ‘spy’ pigeon’s capture

    SIALKOT: After the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) claimed they had captured another “Pakistani spy pigeon”, a Pakistani villager refuted the allegation, saying he is the owner of the pigeon.

    Habibullah, a resident of Bagga-Shakargarh village, situated along the Sialkot Working Boundary, said he was the owner of this pigeon recently “arrested” by India.

    He said the second pigeon of the pair was with him. “Yes, this is my pet pigeon as it can never be a spy or a terrorist,” he said.

    On Monday, Indian news outlets reported that a pigeon “with a prominent pink patch and a tag on its leg” was logged at a police station as a “suspected Pakistani spy”. The reports said the pigeon was suspected of being part of an “espionage attempt from Pakistan” and that an investigation has been launched into the matter.

    According to the reports, police records showed the pigeon flew into the house of a woman in the Chadwal area, who caught it and handed it over to the BSF. The latter then handed it over to police for further investigation.

    Police quoted the woman as saying the pigeon had a ring around its foot that had numbers inscribed on it.

    However, Habibullah said he had a passion for pigeons and owned a dozen. He said that on Eid he flew several pigeons to celebrate the occasion in his village.

    He said his village was about 4km from Indian territory, adding that he had fixed rings around the feet of his pigeons. The villager said he had specially gotten his mobile number inscribed on the rings.

    He said the pigeon was an innocent pet bird and was a symbol of peace, love and tolerance.

    Habibullah said displaying mental aggression, the Indians had declared his pigeon a Pakistani spy.

    The villager urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return the pigeon to Pakistan with “full protocol and due respect”. He said India should avoid such blame games and refrain from victimising innocent birds. He also urged the world to take notice of India’s “highhandedness”.

    Meanwhile, residents of Bagga protested against the arrest of the pet and raised slogans against New Delhi.

    This is not the first time a pigeon has been accused of spying on India for Pakistan. In 2015, a pigeon was captured by Indian forces for crossing over into India.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1559604/ow...igeons-capture


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    This is still better than the time India scrambled a SU-30 to shoot down a toy drone. Just getting the jet to the end of the runway would have cost more than the drone itself

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    No tea this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Habibullah, a resident of Bagga-Shakargarh village, situated along the Sialkot Working Boundary, said he was the owner of this pigeon recently “arrested” by India.

    ^Return the pigeon to this poor fella Habibullah. It's not his fault ISI captured his pet bird, radicalised it and let it loose on their neighbours.
    Last edited by Thomaskutty; 28th May 2020 at 07:48.


    John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomaskutty View Post
    ^Return the pigeon to this poor fella Habibullah. It's not his fault ISI captured his pet bird, radicalised it and let it loose on their neighbours.
    Indian intel is busy trying to "decode" the mobile number


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    Pakistani man demands return of ‘spy’ pigeon detained in India

    “All India has to do is add Pakistan dialling code before the so-called coded message attached with the pigeon and they can talk to me.”

    This is 42-year-old Habibullah who is a resident of a village in Narowal, 4km from the Working Boundary between India and Pakistan in Sialkot sector. He claims that the “Pakistani spy” detained by Indian forces is his pet female pigeon.

    Demanding an apology from the Indian government and Indian media, he said, “Neither anyone from India nor from Pakistan has contacted me over this spy row. If we can return Indian pilot, India can also return my pigeon with respect.”

    According to Times of India, the pigeon was found by a woman resident of Kathua district.

    It quoted Kathua Police senior superintendent Shailendra Kumar Mishra saying, “We don’t know from where it came. Locals captured it near our fences. We have found a ring in its foot on which some numbers are written. Further investigation is underway.”

    Habibullah told The Independent the name of the detained pigeon of the year-old black and white female pigeon is Golden Madi. She has pink has been sprayed on her, he said. She has a bracelet around her foot on which his contact number is inscribed.

    Habibullah is a resident of Bugga Village in Narowal. He said, “On Eid day, I let about 12 pigeons, including Golden Madi, fly. All pigeons returned except Golden Madi.” He added that later he came to news that his pigeon has been arrested by Indian forces.

    “I have almost 250 pigeons and have been keeping pigeons for the last 30 years or so. I just want my Golden Madi back so that she can participate in pigeon competition due to take place on Thursday.”

    Talking about the competition he said that the competition takes place twice a year and the winner is the one whose pigeon flies the longest time. “We have been training the pigeons for the last one month. I was so sure of winning this competition and prize money with Golden Madi flying.”

    Habibullah said the pigeon’s breed has the ability to fly for 12 to 13 hours at a stretch.

    Explaining the code attached to the bird’s foot that Indian officials are investigating, he said owners attach contact numbers to pigeons’ feet so that people could return them.

    “Golden Madi also have a ring attached to her foot with my contact number inscribed on it. All Indian forces have to do is add dialling code 0092 before the number and they can ascertain that she is my pet and not a spy.”

    This is not the first time that a pigeon has been labelled a “spy” and detained. In 2015, a pigeon was intercepted in Manwal village of India. The pigeon was stamped with “Tehsil Shakargarh, district Narowal”. Shakargarh is the same place where pigeon flying competition takes place twice a year and in which Habibullah also wanted Golden Madi to participate.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9535886.html

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    After pigeon, Pakistan sending locusts as spies.

    Here's India's most watched news anchor with the story:



    #MPGA

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    A pigeon can not cross the border into India without getting noticed, yet militants are able to infiltrate India via LOC, the most heavily guarded Line.

    Questions, questions, questions!

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    SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.

    “The pigeon was set free yesterday (May 28) after nothing suspicious was found,” said Shailendra Mishra, a senior police official in Indian-administered Kashmir. It was unclear where the bird was released and whether it flew back to its owner.

    The Pakistani owner of the pigeon had urged India to return his bird, which Indian villagers turned over to police after discovering it.

    “It’s just an innocent bird,” Habibullah, the owner of the bird, who goes by just one name, told Reuters on Friday.

    He rejected allegations that the numbers inscribed on a ring on the pigeon’s leg were codes meant for militant groups operating in the disputed region of Kashmir.

    Habibullah, who lives in a village near the Kashmir border, one of the most militarised zones in the world, said the bird had participated in a pigeon racing contest and the digits on the bird’s leg were his mobile phone number.

    The sport is especially popular in the border villages, said Yasir Khalid of the Shakar Garh Pigeon Club, adding such races are held in India too, and it is not unusual to lose a bird on either side. Owners identify their birds with stamps on the wings, paint and rings on the feet.

    “We had to take the bird into our custody to probe if it was being using for spying,” a senior Indian border security officer said requesting anonymity, while explaining this was part of the drill given border sensitivities.

    In 2016, a pigeon was taken into Indian custody after it was found with a note threatening Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...-idUSKBN2352Y5


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    Death and 'spy' pigeons in Indian-administered Kashmir


    In Kashmir, on either side of the Line of Control that separates Indian-administered and Pakistani-administered Kashmir, seldom is anything simple.

    Even burying the dead has become political.

    Indian authorities are refusing to hand over the bodies of those killed in ongoing fighting between the Indian army and Kashmiri rebel fighters to their families.

    They have given the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for not handing over the bodies.

    "Whilst there is the threat of coronavirus, the bodies will not be handed over," the inspector general of police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Al Jazeera in early May.

    That is causing emotional pain to the family of Hazim Shafi Bhat, a disabled teenager who was killed by Indian troops near his village in the Wangam area of Handwara in the north of Indian-administered Kashmir on May 4.

    Indian authorities kept his body but allowed his parents to attend the funeral some 35km from their village. While the distance may not sound like much, when you have to navigate checkpoints, curfews and the daily security procedures of the area, also adding in the expense of travel, it becomes very difficult. Put simply, they cannot visit his grave like they would if he were buried in his local cemetery.

    The authorities buried Bhat in an unmarked grave in a cemetery reserved for the bodies of unidentified rebel fighters. This, despite there being no evidence that he was a rebel fighter; even an Indian police statement refers to the 14-year-old as a civilian. According to his friends on social media, Bhat was physically disabled and suffered from a speech disorder.

    Bhat's mother Meema Begum is upset about the situation. She tells Al Jazeera she fears other families will go through the same pain.

    "If they had handed us the dead body, the family members, his father and his sisters, sometimes could visit his grave," she says. "In the future, such attacks will happen again but we demand that this practice shouldn't be repeated with other people."

    But it is already happening. Since the Indian authorities began refusing to hand over bodies in April, local media has reported on at least eight families suffering similar ordeals. Given the remote nature of the area, security clampdowns and curfews, that figure is likely to be higher.

    The Indian authorities are now routinely burying people away from their homes - sometimes without any funeral.

    One rebel fighter known as Wakil Nabi Dar was buried in a government-designated graveyard in Sonamarg, some 120km from his family home in Pulwama, 25km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. There was no family funeral for him under the new rules governing the handover of the body, and because he was a rebel fighter, his family was not allowed to go to the government graveyard. In contrast, fallen Indian soldiers who have died in the fighting are given full military honours and buried with their family members in attendance.

    The authorities say they do not want the large gatherings that funerals attract, for fear of the spread of infection.

    But human rights groups are sceptical.

    "The main issue for the government is that they are very scared of the spectacle which these funerals create," says human rights activist and chair of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Khurram Parvez, who spoke to Al Jazeera from Srinagar.

    "Thousands of people come out and mourn these dead militants and rally behind them. They don't want to show people of India and internationally that anything is happening in Kashmir, so ... they are taking an excuse of COVID to implement a policy which they otherwise would have not been able to do."

    The 'spy' pigeon
    But if death is subject to politics then perhaps it is not surprising that even the humble pigeon is not above suspicion.

    On the May 25, a pigeon, perhaps unaware of the de facto border, entered the airspace of Indian-administered Kashmir from Pakistan, causing the Indian media to scream "Spy" because it had been marked with dye and had a ring attached to its legs - a common way for owners to identify their pigeons, and one used the world over. The pigeon was captured by residents who claim it was carrying a coded message.

    As of the time of writing, the whereabouts of the pigeon remains unclear. However, a Pakistani villager claims ownership of the alleged feathered James Bond and has spoken to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, appealing to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return the bird to him, saying it was a symbol of peace, not a spy.

    Burials. Pigeons. It seems that everything in the disputed region is subject to spin and politicking.

    But once the coronavirus pandemic is over, the Indian authorities will be faced with a choice, whether to continue to bury rebel fighters and others killed in government burial grounds or hand them over to their families as before.

    Many Kashmiris under Indian administration are not hopeful there will be a reversal, given the Indian government's recent moves in the region. These moves included revoking the special status given to the area in the Indian constitution that guaranteed special rights, including the autonomy to make laws except on matters that concern foreign policy, defence and communications, and an ongoing curfew that began in August 2019.

    Whether it is burials or pigeons or any number of other things, if it happens in Kashmir on either side of the Line of Control it is automatically political.

    In an under-reported move on May 27, the Indian authorities extended the ban on 4G mobile internet in Kashmir until June 17. The authorities say it is to hinder the movements of rebel fighters who rely on the network.

    But ordinary Kashmiris speaking to local media say all the ban does is hamper their efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, the same pandemic the Indian government says is the reason they cannot hand over bodies to their families to bury.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia...141515512.html


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    Pigeons then locusts and god knows what is going to be next.

    Given the world coverage this news is getting. I think it would be a good opportunity for national geographic or animal planet to visit Pakistan and make a documentary on spy wildlife. They should tap into this rare market of spy wildlife and show how pigeons and locusts are trained for afterlife.

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    anyone know if india given the pigeon back


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    Poor pigeons.

    Leave the pigeons alone.


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