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2019 video of Indian soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi near Shingo valley is shared as the celebrations in Galwan Valley


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations of Indian soldiers near Galwan valley in Ladakh. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

     The archived version of the post can be seen here.    

Claim: Video of Indian Jawans celebrating the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Galwan valley, Ladakh.

Fact: Video in the post shows the Indian soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Shingo valley in 2019. It is an old video and has nothing to do with Galwan valley. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search, we found the same visuals in a YouTube video posted by a user on ‘17 September 2019’. This video was uploaded in YouTube with the title ‘Ganesh pooja procession of Indian Army at Shingo River Valley’. We could see a banner with the name ‘Shingo river valley’ at 0.07 seconds in the video shared in the post. Shingo river valley is located near Kargil and it is nearly 229 kilometres away from the Galwan valley. Posting the same video in YouTube on ‘16 September 2019’, a user described it as ‘Ganapati Mirvanuk celebrations of Indian army’. So, it can be concluded that video shared in the post is an old one and is not related to any event in Galwan valley, Ladakh.

To sum it up, an old video of Jawans celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi near Shingo valley is falsely shared as the celebration of Army jawans at Galwan valley in Ladakh.


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