Fact Check: Video showing Pak, Chinese soldiers dancing after martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers is old one

By Aiswarya Sriram  Published on  1 July 2020 9:06 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video showing Pak, Chinese soldiers dancing after martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers is old one

Hyderabad: After the Galwan Valley face-off, Indian and Chinese authorities are holding military talks to de-escalate the tension on the border. In the wake of this situation, a video has been going viral on social media stating that Pakistan and China are celebrating and dancing after the death of 20 Indian soldiers.

The video was shared by a Twitter user Bhushan Lal Koul. He tweeted, "#China #Pakistan both R dancing across the #border after brutally #killing 20 #Indian #soldiers. India is not as India as 1962. Soon both of you will regret it. "How's the josh"!!! I said "How's the josh"!!"



View the archived tweet here

The video was also shared on June 18 by China Global Television Network (CGTN) news producer Shen Swei. He captioned the video saying, 'Dancing Time'. The clashes in Galwan valley news broke out on June 16.



View the archived tweet here

The video with a similar claim was also shared on Facebook

Fact Check:

Taking the key frames from the video, we searched with keywords 'Pakistan and China army celebrations'. We found that a YouTube channel 'Amyn Yar Baig' had posted the same video in November, 2018. The video title reads, "#Pakistan and #China Soldiers are #Dance on Khunjrab #CPEC #Army #hunza #gilgitbaltistan"

Further searching led us to the travel vlogger Jojo Aigner's YouTube channel who has actually shot the video. The complete video is of around 25 minutes. The vlogger explains that he is crossing the Pakistan border and entering China. According to the description of the video, the vlogger was hitchhiking from Turkey to Iran, followed by Pakistan and China.

China Pak Frienship

The viral video has been extracted from this video. You can see from 8.30 mins to 9:26 mins of this video which shows that Pakistan and China are doing a friendly dance.

Hence the claim associated with the video that Pakistanis and Chinese soldiers are celebrating the death of 20 Indian soldiers is FALSE.

Claim Review:Video showing Pak, Chinese soldiers dancing after the martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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