JAMUNovember 14: Jammu and Cashmere police found an airplane-shaped balloon with the letters BHN and Emirates written on it, in Jammu-Pathankot National Highway. The incident was reported Sunday morning near the Indo-Pakistan border. Similar airplane-shaped balloons were recovered from various locations earlier along the International Border in Nadd area of Samba district of Jammu. Meanwhile, other balloons found in the past bore the inscription “PIA”, which stands for Pakistan International Airlines along the Line of Control (LoC) as well as along the international border.
The ball recovered by Jammu and Kashmir police on November 13 was colored green and white. It depicted the crescent moon and star which symbolize the Pakistani flag printed on it. BHN and emirates were written on the ball with Urdu language text that translates to ’emirates’. Police received the information about the suspicious balloon hovering in the area and immediately responded to the scene. An investigation has been launched into the matter to obtain further details. The balloon apparently landed near the Indo-Pakistani border. But such incidents have been significantly repeated at the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in recent months.