Hyderabad: According to a tweet by Irmak Doya, the Indian Army attacked the Chinese army with grenades near the Siliguri corridor along the Line of Actual Control. China retaliated and killed 33 Indian soldiers, it claimed.

The tweet read, “Indian troops unprovoked fired on LAC near Siliguri corridor and attacked the Chinese army with grenades. China retaliated by killing 33 IND soldiers and many injured. The rest of the IND soldiers left their military equipment & ran away. Now PLA controlled siliguri corridor (sic).”
This tweet was later deleted.

Below is a screenshot of the post:

irmak doya tweet

Archived claim can be found here.

Fact Check :

The claim that Indian troops attacked the Chinese Army with grenades in FALSE.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that the photos in the tweet were from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV), a Chinese public service broadcaster.

In June 2020, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash that broke out in Galwan Valley, Ladakh, between the Indian and Chinese forces. According to The Sun, India had said it would give a “befitting reply” to China for the deaths of its soldiers and in response to this, China had said it would “crush any aggression” and was “prepared for clash” with India.

The broadcast featured live-fire military drills, intense military exercises, and showcased some of the country’s most powerful weapons. The state TV showed footage of artillery and tanks blowing apart the desert landscape with around 7,000 soldiers taking part and rehearsing storming fortified positions at the Tibetan plateau.

Below is a still image from the footage that is used in the tweet:

China War (1)

Therefore, the claim that Indian troops attacked the Chinese Army with grenades is false. The images used in the tweet is from footage released by China after the Galwan Valley clash.

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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