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Indian security personnel stand guard inside the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

New Delhi- While India and Pakistan are busy exchanging fire on the borders, Pakistanis are using pigeons, balloons and music to express anger against India.

Since the terrorist attack in September against the Indian army camp in Auri, where 20 Indian soldiers were killed and the subsequent India statement to conduct surgical attacks, the Pakistani party tried several times to deny these claims and to organize an anti-India propaganda.

Tension rose between the two sides on the political and civil levels.

Pakistanis started their campaign against India through innovative ways. Indian border guards found a grey pigeon holding a letter which says that every child is now ready to fight India. The letter was written in the formal Pakistani language, Urdo.

Pigeons have always played a major role in war because they can return to their hometown and they enjoy high-speed and ability to fly high. During World War I and II, pigeons were used to deliver messages.

Moreover, the Indian National Green Tribunal has been hacked by Pakistani hackers, who left the site with a page filled with profanities and the Pakistani national anthem as a background track. The group, which nicknames itself as “Dark Angel”, claimed this as revenge to the specific targets attacks carried out by the Indian party on 29 September.

The group wrote on the website: “We are Unbeatable. You…kill innocent people in Kashmir and call your self-defenders of your country. You…violate the ceasefire on border and call it ‘Surgical Strikes’. Now kiss the burn of Cyber War.”

Following the recent tension between these two nuclear forces, the Border Security Force (BSF) has cancelled the ‘Retreat’ ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border joint check-post (JCP) at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar, officials said on Thursday.

The BSF and district authorities have asked visitors and tourists not to move towards Attari for the ceremony on Thursday. It is not clear when the ceremony will resume.

The Retreat ceremony is carried out by border guards of India and Pakistan, the BSF and Pakistan Rangers, at the Attari-Wagah JCP at sunset every evening.

The 30-minute ceremony is watched by hundreds from both countries daily.