GUWAHATI: Amid differences between India and China over various issues including border disputes, a pigeon has sent a flutter among forest department officials in Arunachal Pradesh.
The locals of a village in the state’s Anjaw district bordering China captured the pigeon on Sunday. The bird carried tags bearing Chinese letters and numbers.
Later, the locals informed forest department officials but they failed to decode them. The locals suspected that the pigeon might have carried some spy cameras but no such object was found.
The development comes close on the heels of Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s recent meeting with the chief ministers of five states which share their border with China. Singh had urged them to be alert.