Hyderabad: After Nepal incorporated three Indian territories in its map, the relations have been bitter between India and Nepal. Though there have been no border disputes between India and Nepal a viral tweet posted by a Twitter user Irmak Idoya states that, “Indian coward Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation across the India-Nepal border at Belahiya. At least 3 civilians were injured as a result of unprovoked Indian firing. In response, our brave soldiers killed 7 Indian soldiers (Sic).” With the claim he has also shared a picture of seven dead Indian soldiers.

You can view the archived tweet here. http://archive.vn/zW2OC

The tweet has more than 4,500 likes and more than 1,500 retweets.

The claim was also shared on Facebook.

Fact check:

Both the images shared with the claim are old and have nothing to do with ceasefire violation. The picture of Nepal Armed Police Force used in the tweet is a file picture released by Rashtriya Samachar Samiti of Nepal and has been repeatedly used by many media channels.

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The other picture which shows dead Indian army soldiers is from 2015. When we did a reverse image search, we found India Today article dated May 3, 2015, according to which, the pictures are of Assam Rifle Jawans who were martyred during a deadliest ambush by Naga militants.

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Earlier, the same image was shared as bodies of Indian Army soldiers who died in the Galwan Valley stand-off. It was fact-checked by The Quint.

Moreover, no ceasefire violations have been recorded in the India-Nepal border in recent times.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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