Fact check: These are NOT Indian paratroopers in Ladakh, but an old video from Spain

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A video of paratroopers jumping from an aircraft is being shared on social media with a claim that they are Indian paratroopers, in Ladakh.
“Indian paratroopers @Ladakh” the post caption read.

Here’s the link to the above post.
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.
While scanning through the comments on the post, we noticed that many Facebook users pointed out that the aircraft in the video is Airbus A-400M.

Taking a cue from the above comment, we ran a keyword search using ‘Airbus A-400 aircraft paratroopers’ on YouTube and found the same video which had been uploaded on January 23, 2020, by Military Aviation Videos.
“Spanish A400M massive jump,” the video title read.

The description of the video read: To celebrate 72 years of the first parachute jump in the Spanish Air Force, 114 soldiers belonging to the Military Parachute School, located in the air base of Alcantarilla (Murcia), have carried out a massive jump from the ramp of an A-400M of Ala 31.
Based on the above information, we ran another keyword search and found the same video on the YouTube channel of the Spanish Air Force.

We then compared a screen grab of the viral video to that of the YouTube video and noticed the same roundel of the Spanish Air Force in both the pictures.

Hence, from the above fact-check, it is clear that the viral video is not from India but is from Spain, as is evident from our investigation above.

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