India-China border row claims debunked

India-China border row claims debunked

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India-China border rigidity provokes anti-China protests in India

Tensions alongside the border between India and China stay excessive after a conflict in June which killed no less than 20 Indian troopers.

As the 2 nations proceed talks about disengagement, deceptive content material is being shared on social media in regards to the stand-off.

We have taken a take a look at a few of it.

Declare: Chinese language troopers being despatched to the border are crying

Verdict: Deceptive video taken out of context

This video shared by Twitter customers was picked up in September by some Taiwanese media shops, after which went viral in India, with customers there mocking the Chinese language troopers for crying as a result of – it is claimed – they had been being despatched to the border.

It has been seen greater than 300,000 occasions, and even picked up by high media shops in India just like the Zee Information TV channel.

The recruits are on a minibus, singing a well-liked Mandarin-language navy tune about being homesick. The red-and-yellow sashes worn by the troopers bear the slogan, “Be part of the navy with honour.”

However there isn’t any proof we’ve got discovered that they’re being despatched to the border with India.

Chinese language media shops say the troopers are new military recruits from Yingzhou district in Fuyang metropolis, Anhui province, and had been emotional after bidding farewell to members of the family.

An area information outlet posted on the Chinese language messaging app, WeChat, on 15 September, that the troopers had been on their strategy to a navy barracks, and talked about that 5 of them volunteered to serve within the Tibet area.

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However it made no point out of them being posted to the border or the current tensions with India.

And on 22 September, the Chinese language-language version of the state-run International Occasions picked up the story. It accused the Taiwanese media of “mendacity” for linking the image of the brand new recruits “tearfully bidding farewell to their dad and mom” with the China-India border scenario.

Declare: A video reveals Indian troopers dancing to music from Chinese language loudspeakers

Verdict: Previous video that pre-dates any point out of loudspeakers on the border

On 16 September, there have been reviews in each the Indian and Chinese language media of China’s Folks’s Liberation Military putting in loudspeakers alongside the border and enjoying Punjabi music to “distract” Indian troopers.

Media reviews had stated the loudspeakers had been put up by the Chinese language military in an space underneath round the clock surveillance by Indian troopers.

Each the Indian and Chinese language media picked up this story quoting military sources, however there have been no pictures or movies shared in these reviews and the Indian military has not confirmed this occurred.

Nonetheless, social media customers from India have been sharing previous movies of Indian troopers dancing to Punjabi music, which we discovered pre-date any reviews of loudspeakers alongside the border.

In a single viral video shared in September, 5 troopers are seen dancing to a Punjabi music quantity. It is had greater than 88,000 views and the consumer claims it reveals the India-China border in Ladakh.

Nonetheless, a reverse-image search reveals the video goes again to July this yr.

And though the precise location of the video is troublesome to determine, information reviews from the time counsel it was from the India-Pakistan border and never the India-China border as claimed.

Declare: China has an enormous speaker enjoying very loud music that has injured Indian troopers

Verdict: No proof that this gadget is getting used to play music on the border

It is a variation on the earlier declare about loudspeakers, with a Chinese language Twitter consumer sharing a video of a giant gadget which they are saying is used to blast extraordinarily loud music at Indian encampments, making some Indian troopers sick and injuring them.

The video has been seen greater than 200,000 occasions and even featured on an Indian information channel with the identical declare.

The now viral clip is definitely from a March 2016 YouTube video of a Chinese language-made cell warning siren, produced by a agency that makes emergency security gear.

It reveals a big, 4.6 tonne rotating siren used for conditions reminiscent of pure disasters or different emergencies for the civilian inhabitants, in line with the product description on the agency’s web site.

It is not a loudspeaker for taking part in music, and it is not clear if this warning siren is even being utilized by the Chinese language military on the border.

As well as, there’ve been no confirmed reviews of eardrum accidents to Indian troopers on this space.

Declare: A bus accident involving Indian safety personnel is linked to frame tensions

Verdict: Deceptive because the accident occurred however not within the border space

A Twitter consumer from China posted a video on 21 September, claiming India cannot meet China midway on border talks as a result of “it has to avoid wasting its troops from killing themselves”.

The video confirmed a part of a submerged navy bus in a river with troopers standing close by, and the textual content refers to what it calls the Indian military’s “deadly suicide makes an attempt in Ladakh”.

The video has been seen practically 5,000 occasions.

It’s a real video, however it isn’t from the India-China border. It is from the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, the place a bus filled with Indian safety personnel fell right into a flooded river in Bijapur district in September.

Indian media reported on this incident on the time, exhibiting the overturned bus, and stated there have been no casualties.

With further analysis from BBC Monitoring

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