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Pigeon with Message for Modi Taken Into 'Custody'

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A pigeon carrying a threatening message for the Indian prime minister has been taken into custody.

A pigeon carrying a threatening message for the Indian prime minister has been taken into custody.

A pigeon has been taken into custody by Indian authorities because it was carrying a threatening message for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The pigeon was found by the Border Security Force in India’s northern Punjab state near the scene of a recent attack on an air force base by Pakistani-based militants.

"We took it into custody last evening," Pathankot police inspector Rakesh Kumar told AFP. "The BSF found it with a note in Urdu saying something like 'Modi, we're not the same people from 1971. Now each and every child is ready to fight against India."

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with US President Barack Obama (C) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, June 7, 2016.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with US President Barack Obama (C) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, June 7, 2016.

The note was signed by the Pakistani-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Kumar added.

This was not the first time a bird was found carrying a message for Modi. Last year Indian authorities captured a pigeon they believed might be carrying a camera or some kind of transmitter.

Balloons have also been used with authorities saying they have found two recently in Punjab with similar messages for Modi.

Border tensions between the two nuclear armed states has risen in the wake of the attack with India responding with what it called surgical strikes against militants in the disputed area of Kashmir.

The last major conflict between the two countries was in 1971.

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