Amidst rising tension at the India-China border, a video is being shared on social media with a claim that it is of India soldiers celebrating after they entered China and went about 4 km inside.
“बड़ी खबर: भारत चीन के 4 किलोमीटर अन्दर तक घुस चुका है। जश्न मनाते #भारतीय_सेना के जवान। 1962 में हारे रेकिन माउंटेन पास व हुनान पोस्ट 57 साल बाद भारत के कब्जे में। #जयहिन्द ॥” the caption of the post read.
(Translation: Big news: India has entered 4 kilometres into China. This is Indian soldiers celebrating. India has finally occupied Reqin Mountain Pass and Hunan Post, which India lost in 1962)
Here’s the link to the above post.
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NewsMobile fact checked the post and found it to be misleading.
On carefully examining the video we noticed a flag, which did not look like the Indian flag.
We then took the keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to a better quality version of the same video on YouTube, dated August 27, 2020.
“Tibetans army enjoying in border,” the video title read.
In the YouTube video, the flag is clearly visible.
Taking a cue from above, we ran a keyword search and found out that the flag is of Tibet.
Moreover, according to media reports, the violent skirmish between India and China took place on the night of August 29-30, 2020, which was before the post was put out. The reports can be seen here and here.
We also found several reports that following Chinese provocation on August 31, India has mobilised its troops in Rezang La and Reqin La in the Chushul sector to keep an eye on the Chinese Army movement. Another report can be seen here.
Hence, from the above information, we can say that the post in question is misleading and false.
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