A video is doing the rounds on social media with the claim, “Chinese vehicle and a soldier captured in Ladakh.”
Chinese vehicle and a soldier captured in Ladakh. Spread this in all your groups and with your friends, so that people don’t ask for the proof later.
As Received via WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/j7rJbq2s1N
— ದೇಶಭಕ್ತ Nagaraju_KR 🇮🇳 (@nagaraju_kr) June 17, 2020
The clip is being shared in the backdrop of India-China border dispute causing the death of at least 20 Indian army soldiers while the Chinese side has not confirmed the number of casualties in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). This led to speculation on social media and mainstream media.
Alt News has received several fact-check requests for the video.
The same video was viral on May 31 after it was reported earlier in the month that Chinese and Indian troops engaged in a face-off near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and Naku La, Sikkim.
Dear Paki Friends
See ! How your masters are being b€at€d by IA in Laddakh for violating LAC. It is just start, many more clips are coming.
— Udit Pratap Singh (@Uditprs) May 30, 2020
The clip has been revived after the death of at least 20 Indian soldiers in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan valley. It shows Indian and Chinese troopers engaged in stone-pelting. The video is shot from the Indian soldiers’ point of view. They can be seen attacking a Chinese vehicle and an injured army man (presumably Chinese) is lying on the road with his head bleeding. The Chinese soldier is protected by Indian troops with tactile shields.
Journalist Shiv Aroor tweeted the video on June 17 describing it as, “most recent one from late May in Pangong”.
Clearer and clearer that the June 15 bloodbath in Galwan was not spontaneous, but was 100% Chinese premeditated. Spontaneous clashes between India-China troops have never resulted in death or even serious injury, for instance this most recent one from late May in Pangong: pic.twitter.com/0xR1HzEc74
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) June 17, 2020
A video from late May is, therefore, being circulated as a recent incident.
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