Fact Check: Image of Indo-Russia NSA level talks goes viral with false claim

Social media users are sharing an image claiming that the intelligence agencies of India, Israel, America, Russia, and the UK met in Delhi

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  22 Sep 2021 3:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Image of Indo-Russia NSA level talks  goes viral with false claim

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing an image claiming that the intelligence agencies of India, Israel, America, Russia, and the UK met in Delhi to discuss the Afghanistan crisis.



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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to the Twitter handle of News Agency ANI that had published a similar picture in the tweet.

"Delhi: A delegation-level talk of National Security Advisors (NSA) between India and Russia underway," ANI tweeted.

According to the tweet posted on September 8, 2021, this picture is of the NSA-level talks between India and Russia in Delhi.

Taking a cue from this, NewsMeter performed a keyword search which led us to a report published on the website of 'Dainik Jagran on September 8, 2021.

According to the report, as a positive result of 16 days of intense diplomacy at the top level, India on Wednesday finally brought the US and Russia on one page over the complicated issue of Afghanistan.

US intelligence agency CIA chief William Burns and Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev met in New Delhi to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and securing the Taliban's commitment to counter-terrorism and restoring the rule of law in Kabul.

https://www.bhaskar.com/local/delhi-ncr/news/simultaneous-hosting-of-cia-chief-and-russian-nsa-stirred-up-china-pakistan-128904263.html?ref=inbound_article

We performed another Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a report by The Hindustan Times published on September 08, 2021. According to the report, the Russian embassy said the duo discussed the military, political and socio-economic situation in the war-ravaged country.


It is therefore evident that the claim is False. Picture of Indo-Russia NSA level talks passed off as meeting between intelligence agencies of India, US, Israel, UK, and Russia in Delhi.

Claim Review:Meeting between intelligence agencies of five countries held in Delhi
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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