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Military drill video from Turkey is being falsely shared as ‘Pak army’s firing on India at the LoC’.

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A video is being shared on Facebook with a claim that it shows Pakistan army firing on India at the Line of Control (LoC). Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video shows Pakistan army firing on India at the LoC

Fact: The video was taken during the EFES-2018 Military Exercise, which was held in Turkey. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When the screenshots of the video were run through the Yandex Reverse Image Search, a lot of similar videos were found in the search results. One of those videos had the description that it was taken at the EFES-2018 Military Exercise. So, when searched with the keywords ‘EFES 2018 exercise’, an article by ‘Yeni Safak’ with the title – ‘Turkey launches EFES 2018 military drills’ can be found in the search results. In the article, the same video can be found with the description – ‘Footage shows domestically-produced Turkish ATAK helicopters perfectly striking targets during the EFES 2018 military drill.

Also, similar footage from another angle can be found in a video uploaded by Turkish Armed Forces with the title – ‘EFES 2018 Tatbikat Görüntüleri’ on their YouTube channel.

To sum it up, a military drill video from Turkey is falsely shared as “Pak army’s firing on India at the LoC”

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