A video of a failed missile launch is being shared on social media with a claim that the video is India’s failed testing of a surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.
“Once again India has been failed in testing the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile,” the post read.
Here’s the link to the above post.
Another post can be seen here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
To verify the authenticity of the news, we checked the official website and social media pages of the Indian Army.
We found that the same video was also uploaded on the official page of Indian Army Southern Command Pune and it was also retweeted by the official handle of the Indian Army.
As per the tweet, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully launched by the Indian army on November 24, 2020.
“Indian Army successfully launched its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 24 Nov 2020 in a top-attack configuration, hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal with pinpoint accuracy.
#IndianArmy #SouthernCommand @DRDO_India #WarriorsoftheSouth #BrahMosMissile @adgpi, ” the tweet read.
We then ran a keyword search and found multiple media reports on the same.
According to the report, Army launched BrahMos, at Car Nicobar Islands, hitting a target in the Bay Bengal.
Quoting a press statement from the Army, Indian Express wrote, “On November 24, approximately 1003 hours IST, the Indian Army successfully test fired a BrahMos Land Attack Cruise Missile using a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) from Car Nicobar Islands, against a designated target located at a range of approximately 200 kilometers in the Bay of Bengal. During this successful test launch, the missile demonstrated the weapon’s unmatched lethal ability and formidable precision strike capability.”
Moreover, we also found a tweet by PIB stating that the viral claim of the failed testing is false.
Claim: A fake news peddling Twitter account has claimed that the Indian Army’s surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile failed while testing.#PIBFactCheck: The claim is #Fake. @adgpi successfully launched its #BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on November 24, 2020. pic.twitter.com/nEY2mainBq
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) November 27, 2020
Hence, this proves that the viral post is misleading and false.
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