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.

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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