As the tension rises between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh rise, we started to see the circulation of fake news about several Indian soldiers being captured by the Chinese Army and further news about 75 Indian soldiers being killed by the Chinese Army.
The fake news/images of 75 Indian soldiers that were martyred were from the Pulwama Terror Attack and the men who lost their lives were from CRPF. Here’s the lie that the Chinese propaganda outlets were pushing.
Fake News Buster:
As per the Google image reverse search, the picture was originally published on 15 February 2019 by Hindustan Time in their article “Indian unites in mourning for CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack.”
The image of 75 Indian soldiers was of CRPF men who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack and has nothing to do with the India-China LAC issue at Ladakh. China – busted.
LIE NUMBER TWO
Have a look at the fake news/images of several Indian army soldiers “beaten and captured by the Chinese Army” Turns out that it is of an accident near a lake at Bangong Tso!
Fake News Buster:
As the Fake News/images widely circulated in no time via various Social Media platforms, it was difficult to get to the bottom of the truth and so we reached out of Maj. Gen. Harsha Kakar (Retd. Indian Army) who confirmed that the images of the injured soldiers are from an accident on 15 May 2020.
Maj. Gen. Harsha Kakkar (Retd.) also confirmed that the soldiers were helped by the PLA troops who were on patrol near a lake at Bangong Tso when the accident happened. The legs of the injured soldiers were “tied” to prevent further injuries due to the movement while they were carried by the PLA troops using steel pipes as there were no stretchers available on the plateau.
The images of the injured Indian soldiers were from an accident that happened near a lake at Bangong Tso and the PLA patrol helped the injured soldiers. This incident was also reported by the Global Times (a Chinese News website) with headline “Chinese soldiers helped Indian soldier who got injured in avalanche” that was published on 15 May 2020.
Reporting by @TonySahajlain – please follow him on Twitter!
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