Hyderabad: An Army officer and two soldiers were killed on 16 July during a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. As the whole country mourns the death of the bravehearts, many videos allegedly showing the standoff between the two countries have gone viral on social media.

India-China border tension: 5 Chinese Soldiers Killed by Indian Troops | Galwan Valley Clash | Ladakh

Viral Dose ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಜೂನ್ 16, 2020

Another video viral in WhatsApp:

Fact Check:

The videos are NOT from the recent standoff between India and China.

NewsMeter extracted keyframes from the video and did a Google reverse image search. We found that the videos have been on the Internet for more than three years.

The first video is from a border scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops at the Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh that took place on 19 August 2017.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/did-indian-chinese-soldiers-pelt-stones-at-each-other-in-ladakh-on-aug-15-video-surfaces/story-7gg9kLGoXYgMaSPYi7SPFJ.html

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/video-shows-india-china-clash-pangong-lake-ladakh-1030445-2017-08-20

https://theprint.in/report/visuals-show-india-china-clash-at-ladakh-was-serious-troops-injured/7015/

We also found other videos with the same visuals claiming to show the Pakistani army after Operation Walidad.

We searched using the keywords ‘Pakistan army wounded Operation Walidad’ and found several results from November 2011. A website, Military.com, had shared the video with a description that read, “Pakistan Army Eid in South Waziristan – Pakistani soldiers recovering after battling the Taliban. They don’t look to be in great shape. Hopefully, the Taliban fighters look worse.”

https://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/afghanistan-conflict/pakistani-army-licks-wounds-from-taliban/1283760394001

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According to reports published in the Tribune and the Hindustan Times, on 20 June 2011, the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, and the Pakistan Air Force had launched a joint operation to evict terrorists from their stronghold of Walidad in Mohmand Agency. Three soldiers of the paramilitary Frontier Corps and 25 militants were killed during the operation.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/192120/checkpost-attack-7-killed-in-mohmand-agency/

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world/pak-military-operation-kills-25-taliban-men-four-soldiers/story-Arj2wyCTVOCq2JEzhP41hN.html

Hence, the claim that viral videos show the recent standoff between China and India is FALSE.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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