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Old photo shared as that of an injured soldier who survived the Chinese attack in Galwan valley


Screenshot of a tweet with a photo of a man injured on his upper back is doing the rounds on social media claiming that he is one of the Indian soldiers who had survived the Chinese attack in Galwan valley. In the recent border clashes between India and China at the Galwan valley on 15 June 2020, twenty Indian soldiers had lost their lives. However, FACTLY has found the photo to be on the internet at least since 2016. The photo is found in the blog articles of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand that discussed rigorous training exercises in the military. FACTLY could not ascertain the exact context of the photo, but it is definitely not related to the recent faceoff with the Chinese troops in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.

1. Facebook post (archived)
1. Earlier source – http://kaupyime.blogspot.com/2016/11/4.html
2. Earlier source – https://blogmazeer.blogspot.com/2016/05/ingat-senang-nak-jadi-komando-saksikan.html
3. Earlier source – https://bulletinmedia.blogspot.com/2016/08/gilaa-15-foto-sulit-latihan-komando.html

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