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Spy falcon caught at Indo-Pak border

Posted on Jan 01, 10:30PM | UNI

A spy falcon, along with a transmitter tied to its leg, was caught by Border Security Force Personnel from Vighakot outpost on the Indo-Pakistan international border in Kutch district last evening.

According to BSF DIG A K Sinha, a transmitter and an antenna was tied with the leg of the falcon who was caught from pillar number 1111 at Indo-Pakistan international border near here. The transmitter and the antenna will be sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for further investigation.

The intelligence authorities will also investigate whether the transmitter and the antenna were being used for espionage or some other purpose, Mr Sinha said.

In 2008, a similar falcon with transmitter was caught from Jakhau port in Kutch district.

The falcons, that can fly upto the hight of 15,000 ft., are used by enemy countries to gather information about the bunkers and other defence-related things along the border.