Balloons with revenge messages in Urdu found near Pakistan border
Security forces have found many balloons of this kind with various messages.
Jittery Pakistan is now sending threat and abuse messages through balloons. Many days after India's targetted surgical attack that killed 38 terrorists in the terror launchpads across the line of control, colored balloons carrying revenge messages have been found across the bordering areas in Punjab. Yesterday villagers found balloons in the Punjab border with abusive and threatening remarks against Indian security forces. They were found near the outposts of the Border security force.
Security forces have found many balloons of this kind with various messages. Most of them were found around the places like Ferozpur, Pathankot, Amritsar. The balloons carried various messages written in Urdu but all are similar in tone that Indian can expect a retaliation. One message reportedly read as 'Modiji, Ayubi's sword is still with us, Islam zindabad'. The letter mentioning prime minster was found near Sehjera outpost in Ferozpur. On the last republic day Indian forces have seized a 3 meters diameter balloon near the border with a message wishing 'happy birthday' which was flying at a height of 25000 feet.
Border security forces informed the media that they are taking this very seriously, following which the forces said that security has been tightened in the area. The balloons were first seen by a villager near his house yesterday and when he found the note written in Urdu, he handed them over to the police, reports PTI.
Meanwhile, Prakash Singh Badal, the chief minister of Punjab was visiting the border areas of Punjab to assess the situations and precautions taken there by the public and authorities in wake of the surgical attacks. India is worried that Pak army might target civilians in retaliation by the Pak army.
As the border state Punjab is always vulnerable and last year Dina Nagar police station in the bordering Gurdaspur distric of the state had been attacked by armed terrorists killing 7 policemen and all the terrorists were later shot dead by Indian forces.