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No, this video doesn’t show the US army band playing the Indian National anthem in preparation for Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event at Houston

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A video is being shared on social media with the claim that the American Army band is playing Indian National Anthem in preparation for Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: American Army band is playing Indian National Anthem in preparation for Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston.

Fact: The video indeed has the American Army band playing the Indian National Anthem. But the Indian National Anthem was played during the ‘Yudh Abhyas 2019’ Exercise. So, the claim that this is done in the preparation for the Howdy Modi event is FALSE

The video from ANI clearly mentions that the band’s performance was at Yudh Abhyas 2019. Yudh Abhyas is a joint military exercise between India and the US is hosted alternatively between two countries. This was the 15th edition of ‘Yudh Abhyas’.

Here’s a screenshot of the video’s description from ANI’s website:

To conclude, American Army band playing Indian National Anthem during the Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2019’ at Joint Base Lewis, McChord is shared as USA will be playing Indian National Anthem on Modiji’s arrival at ‘Howdy Modi!’, Texas.

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