INDIA – The feud between two countries has just taken a turn into ridiculous!
According to India, Pakistan has a new secret weapon that they have just captured and are holding it under armed guard. That secret weapon is a pigeon and Indian police are currently holding it in custody while they conduct investigations.
The bird was found by a local resident in India’s Punjab state, which borders Pakistan, and taken to a police station 25 miles from the city of Amritsar. The pigeon had a ring around its foot and a Pakistani phone number and address stamped on its body in red ink.
Police officer Ramdas Jagjit Singh Chahal told the Press Trust of India news agency that they suspected the pigeon landed on Indian soil from Pakistan with a message, although no trace of a note was found.
Officials directed the police not to allow anyone to visit the pigeon, which the police say may be on a “special mission of spying.” The covert secret spy-bird has been medically examined and was being kept in an -air-conditioned room under police guard. Senior officers have asked to be kept updated on the situation three times a day, PTI said.
Chahal said local pigeon fanciers in the sensitive border area had told police that Pakistani pigeons were easily identifiable as they look different from Indian ones, according to the Indian Express newspaper.
Looks like the Indians are onto Pakistan’s master plan. Perhaps now that the show 24 is over, Pakistan can reach out to Jack Bauer to help rescue their captive pigeon. This looks like a tense situation with a possibly explosive ending. On the bright side, at least the pigeon is in an air-conditioned room.