Hyderabad: A graphic claiming to be from Aaj Tak is being shared claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a special plan for the Taliban and that India will now take responsibility for Afghanistan.

The screenshot of the news bulletin when translated reads, "BREAKING NEWS: America ran away, now India will handle Afghanistan. Now the real battle will begin. Taliban your time is over, Modi's special plan."


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter found the YouTube channel whose logo can be seen on the corner of the screenshot. We searched on YouTube and found that the screengrab is from a YouTube video uploaded by the channel - Z to A Technical.

The video we found matches the viral screenshot. But we did not find any Aaj Tak clip used in the three-minute video as shown in the thumbnail. The YouTube channel uses different clips from various channels with a different voice overlayed over it claiming that the Modi government has a special plan for Afghanistan.


Further, we compared the viral graphic with an original clip from Aaj Tak and found several differences. In the original Aaj Tak breaking news broadcast, the ticker below is not yellow like in the viral image.

Furthermore, the text आज अमेरिका भागा अब इंडिया संभालेगा अफगानिस्तान को अब होगी असली जंग" is hazzy and looks superimposed on the graphic. The difference can be seen in the original Aaj Tak ticker where the words are very clear. We also noticed that there is no timestamp under the viral Aaj Tak logo. Whereas the live broadcast of Aaj Tak has a timestamp of when the news was broadcasted.

After that, we found that even Aaj Tak also tweeted denying that any such bulletin had been aired on the channel. It said that the viral graphic is fake.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Aaj Tak graphic reads India will take care of Afghanistan after US exit and Narendra Modi has a special plan for the Taliban
Claimed By :  Social Media User
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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