A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the visuals of Indian army soldiers restraining the rebellious locals at the borders. The video shows soldiers firing bullets in the air to control the locals confronting them. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Indian army soldiers firing bullets in the air and restraining the locals confronting them at the borders.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows a recent scuffle between Mexican soldiers and the residents of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico over the killing of five youths in the city. The video has nothing to do with Indian Army. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video shared in the post, a video with similar visuals was found on a YouTube channel describing it to be the visuals of Mexican soldiers controlling the locals confronting them. When we searched for the details of the video using these keywords, a video showing similar visuals was found published by the ‘Al Jazeera English’ YouTube channel, with the title, “Locals fight with Mexican soldiers after killing of five men”.
‘Al Jazeera English’ in the description of the video reported that residents of Nuevo Laredo confronted Mexican soldiers accusing them of killing five unarmed young men. Reporting the complete details of the incident, several news websites have published articles. They can be seen here and here.
According to the news reports, in February 2023, Mexican soldiers opened fire on a pickup truck in the violent northern Mexico border of Nuevo Laredo over disobeying their orders to stop. Five local youths have reportedly lost their lives in the incident that provoked a scuffle between soldiers and the angry residents of Nuevo Laredo on 26 February 2023. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post shows a scuffle between Mexican soldiers and angry residents of Nuevo Laredo and has nothing to do with the Indian army.
To sum it up, a video showing a scuffle between Mexican soldiers and their citizens is shared as the visuals of Indian army soldiers controlling rebellion at the borders.