A video of some Indian army personnel dancing to the tune of a popular Punjabi song is circulated on social media. “Indian Army Celebration In Base Camp Over Surgical Strikes“, reads the caption attached to the same video posted by Telugu news channel Mojo TV.

భారత సైన్యం సంబరాలు | Indian Army Celebration In Base Camp Over Surgical Strikes | MOJO TV

భారత సైన్యం సంబరాలు
Indian Army Celebration In Base Camp Over Surgical Strikes | MOJO TV

Posted by Mojo TV Telugu on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The video is also shared by individual users with an identical narrative on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook pages – Bonno Troll, Our PM Narendra Modi, Mission MODI 2019, Hindustani Sena and Mera Bharat Mahan posted the video claiming that it depicted the Indian Army celebrating the attack on Pakistan.

Twitter handle @Muaaaahrwadi posting the video said, “Leaked video of Indain Air Force yesterday at 4:30 A.M.”

Old and unrelated

Alt News found that the video is old and NOT related to the recent air strike on Pakistan conducted by the Indian Air Force. A YouTube search with keywords, “Indian army dance”, reveals that it is an 11-month old video.

In conclusion, an old video where Indian army personnel were seen dancing was passed off on social media with a false narrative that they were celebrating the air-strike on Pakistan.

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Jignesh is a writer and researcher at Alt News. He has a knack for visual investigation with a major interest in fact-checking videos and images. He has completed his Masters in Journalism from Gujarat University.