A video of soldiers from two different armies engaged in a face-off is being circulated on social media with the claim that China is provoking India for war at the India-China border in Ladakh. “Jai Hind. China is provoking India for war. Tensions have started to mount at Ladakh border. All nationalist brothers are urged to boycott Chinese goods with immediate effect. (Translated from – जय हिंद चीन भारत को युद्ध के लिए उकसा रहा है। लद्दाख बॉर्डर पर तनाव शुरू। सभी राष्ट्रवादी भाइयों से आग्रह चीनी सामानों का बहिष्कार अभी तुरंत से शुरू करें।),” reads the message posted along with the video by Facebook page – Indian warrior – भारतीय योद्धा army – on May 28, 2020. At the time of writing this article, the post was shared more than 34,000 times.

चीन भारत को युद्ध के लिए उकसा रहा है।
लद्दाख बॉर्डर पर तनाव शुरू।
सभी राष्ट्रवादी भाइयों से आग्रह चीनी सामानों का बहिष्कार अभी तुरंत से शुरू करें ।👆👆

Posted by Indian warrior – भारतीय योद्धा army on Thursday, 28 May 2020

Several other Facebook and Twitter users shared the video with a similar claim.

Fact-check

With a keywords search, Alt News found that the video is six years old and was broadcasted by Zee News on August 25, 2014. “Chinese troopers along Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh try to destroy border wall face revolt from Indian forces.” reads its description. The channel also informed that neither has the Indian army authenticated the video nor can the clip’s date be confirmed.

The same video was published by India News on August 24, 2014. Furthermore, we found an extended video of the same incident posted on YouTube on August 28, 2014.

“Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday.” stated a report published by French news agency AFP on August 19, 2014.

Therefore, a six-year-old old video was shared as recent tensions between Indian and Chinese soldiers.

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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.