Fact Check: Old picture shared as photo of Indian soldiers killed in Galwan Valley

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Following the bloodiest clash between India and China in decades on the night of June 15-16, a picture has surfaced on the internet which shows bodies of military personnel. It is being claimed that the picture is of 20 Indian Army personnel killed in action at the Galwan Valley.

The caption read: “Pic From #Ladakh Indian Army”.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the claim attached to the picture is FAKE.
On putting the picture Reverse Image Search on Yandex, a Russian search engine, we came across several articles which had featured the same image.
One of the oldest articles which had featured the same picture was nearly five years old, dated November 30, 2015.

According to the article, the picture is of 105 Nigerian Soldiers killed by Boko Haram.
Hence, the above information establishes that the picture in question is old and it has no connection with the India-China clash which took place in Galwan valley in Ladakh.

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