PIA-shaped balloon terrifies Indian police

By: News Desk      Published: 04:34 PM, 10 Mar, 2021
PIA-shaped balloon terrifies Indian police

The Indian police are at their wits end after reportedly seizing a balloon in the shape of the Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) aircraft in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The seizure of the PIA balloon was reported by the Asian News International (ANI), an Indian news agency, on Twitter.

"An aircraft-shaped balloon with 'PIA' written on it landed in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector yesterday evening," the media agency said. "The balloon was taken into custody by police," the ANI added.

The balloon is featuring the name, logo and livery colours of the Pakistans national flag-carrier. The report said that it was initially spotted by locals in the village who informed the police. Authorities have seized the balloon, while the matter is under police investigation. It wasn't immediately known where the balloon came from.

According to another Indian media agency, locals saw the balloon and informed the police.

Upon receiving the reports, police teams reached the spot and took the balloon into custody. The matter is currently under police investigation.

In 2015, a pigeon was captured by Indian forces for crossing the Indo-Pak border into India's Pathankot area. Last year in May, Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed to have captured another "Pakistani spy pigeon" and handed it over to police in occupied Kashmir. A Pakistani villager later said he was the owner of the pigeon and refuted the allegation of it being "a spy or a terrorist". Indian police have said they are "investigating" an aircraft shaped children's balloon they found in occupied Kashmir with PIA's markings.

Categories : Latest, South Asia