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Indian police take a Pakistani astray balloon in custody, regards it security threat

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Indian police on Wednesday have taken a Pakistani astray balloon in custody, regards it as a security threat.

An astray balloon might have drifted into the Indian side but the Indian security forces see a now inflated aircraft-shaped balloon.

An aircraft-shaped balloon with ‘PIA’ written on it landed in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector yesterday evening. The balloon was taken into custody by police: Jammu and Kashmir Police,” ANI tweeted.

That’s not the first case of its kind. Indian security personnel a number of times have taken several pigeons and balloons into custody alleging them for having links with the Pakistani agency, ISI.

However, the latest incident that has left the social media in  fits.

There were a number of epic replies to the news agency’s tweet.


Last a year a pigeon was detained by Indain police on the India-Pakistan border after being accused of being a spy.

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The alleged operative was found on the Indian side having been painted pink and was carrying around on its foot a ring with numbers on.

In 2015 another pigeon was intercepted, this time in Manwal village two and a half miles from the border.

One officer at that time told media that “This is a sensitive area as it is just along International Border.

“Infiltration is also quite common along this route.”

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.