Video footage of a crash is being shared on social media claiming it as the failed Indian test missile. In the video, it is seen that a space rocket changed its direction and explodes minutes after its launch. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video showing the failed Indian test missile.
Fact: The video footage in the post shows the space crash of Russian Proton- M Rocket, in the year 2013. It is old footage and not related to India. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the posted video, a video with similar visuals was found in an article published by ‘NewScientist’ news website. In the article, it is mentioned that the visuals in the video are related to the space crash of Russian Proton-M rocket during the year 2013. When we searched for further information using these keywords, we found an article published by ‘NASASpaceFlight.com’ news website on ‘1 July 2013’. In this article also, it is mentioned that the visuals are related to the space crash of Russian Proton-M rocket. Video footage related to the Russian Proton-M rocket space crash was found in the official youtube channels of ‘The Telegraph’ and ‘Euronews’ news websites, which be seen here and here.
Under ‘The Telegraph’ YouTube video, it is mentioned that the Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed soon after the takeoff from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.
FACTLY had earlier debunked the same video when it was shared as the failed launch of Pakistan missile ‘Ghaznavi’.
To sum it up, 2013 video footage of Russian Proton-M rocket space crash is falsely shared as the failed Indian missile.
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