Fact Check: Is this picture from the recent clash between India and China in Ladakh? Here's the truth

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In the backdrop of the escalating tensions between India and China at the LAC, a picture of army troops is doing the rounds on social media.
The Facebook caption reads, ‘Breaking news…Eastern Ladakh High clashes…’

A similar post was seen on Twitter as well.


Other posts with the same claims are found here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture in a news article featured in India Today dated October 20, 2016. The article talks about a joint exercise “Sino-India Cooperation 2016” that was conducted by Indian and Chinese armies to enhance interaction and cooperation between the two countries.

Further, we also found the same picture on Twitter, posted by North Command of Indian Army on October 20, 2016, claiming that a Joint Sino-Indian Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief Exercise was conducted by soldiers in Ladakh.

With the help of keywords ‘Sino-India Cooperation 2016’, we found another article in Jagran Josh stating that India and China conducted the Sino-India Cooperation in 2016.

In conclusion, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the picture circulating on social media is old and misleading.

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