Fact Check: Still from movie passed off as Indo-China faceoff in Arunachal

An image of some men donning Indian Army uniform holding some people in PLA attire is going viral on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  12 Oct 2021 7:45 AM GMT
Fact Check:  Still from movie passed off as Indo-China faceoff in Arunachal

Hyderabad: An image of some men donning Indian Army uniform holding some people in PLA attire is going viral on social media.

"Rahul Gandhi will never tweet that the Indian Army captured more than 150 Chinese soldiers in Arunachal, who were released only after a commander-level meeting between the two sides. This is changing India. Jai Hind," reads the English translation of the message.


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Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter ran a reverse image search and found the viral image published on a Chinese website where they clearly mentioned that these images are part of a film shoot in India. We also found other similar pictures.

We also searched on YouTube and found a video posted by `Martial Art Ladakh'. The thumbnail reads, "LAC Movie Shooting in Kargil, Ladakh. Behind the scenes."

At 5.48 minutes into the video, we found the same shots taken from a different angle where two men in PLA attire are held by some people in Indian Army uniform. The comparison of the viral picture and the images from the film had similarities. Click here to check.




The description given on the YouTube video shows that it is a shooting sequence for the film L.A.C., wherein "all action scenes are choreographed by ig_tonyjaa". His Instagram handle is also mentioned in the video description.

The team also found news reports on L.A.C. during its shoot as it featured Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nishant Malkhani. As per these reports, the film is based on true events and the story focuses on a frontline soldier deployed in the Galwan Valley.

https://www.news18.com/news/movies/bigg-boss-14s-nishant-singh-malkhani-plays-army-officer-in-web-film-lac-3112631.html

https://m.tribuneindia.com/News/ArchiveDetail/175?title=nishant-to-play-an-army-officer-in-lac&category=archive


Hence, the claim is misleading. Still from a movie is passed off as an Indo-China face-off in Arunachal.

Claim Review:Indian troops captured over 150 Chinese soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh and released them only after commander-level talks between the two sides.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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