Video traced back to 2014 shared as recent clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers

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A video of soldiers from two different armies engaged in face-off is going viral on social media with the claim that China is provoking India for war at the India-China border in Ladakh.

A video is being shared with the caption :चीन भारत को युद्ध के लिए उकसा रहा है। लद्दाख बॉर्डर पर तनाव शुरू।सभी राष्ट्रवादी भाइयों से आग्रह चीनी सामानों का बहिष्कार अभी तुरंत से शुरू करें ।

Translation: China is provoking India for war. Tensions have started to mount at the Ladakh border. All nationalist brothers are urged to boycott Chinese goods with immediate effect.

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लद्दाख बॉर्डर पर तनाव शुरू चीन भारत को युद्ध के लिए उकसा रहा है।#Piyashahblog

Posted by Piya Shah on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Many others also shared the video with the same claim.

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With the keywords search, we found that the video is six years old and was broadcasted by Zee News on August 25, 2014. The video of the description reads-“Chinese troopers along Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh try to destroy border wall face revolt from Indian forces.” The channel also informed that neither has the Indian army authenticated the video nor can the clip’s date be confirmed.

 

We also found an extended video of the same incident posted on YouTube on August 28, 2014.

This confirms that a six-year-old video was shared as recent tension between Indian and Chinese soldiers.

 


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Shweta Jamsandekar

An aspiring journalist from Symbiosis institute of media and communication.