Fact Check: Did PM Modi Celebrate His Birthday With Industrialists This Year?
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The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that a viral video shows PM Modi celebrating his birthday with industrialists.
A video is being shared on social media with the claim that it shows PM Modi celebrating his birthday with industrialists.
Video shows PM Modi celebrating his birthday with industrialists.
A Google Reverse Image search was done for the video, by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid.
This led to a Youtube video which was uploaded by 'ANI News Official' on their YouTube channel back in July 2017.
According to the description of the video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a demonstration of a mobile water filtration plant at the Dor beach in Israel's Haifa on July 6, 2017. PM Modi was also accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
The video was a part of the three-day tour of PM to the Middle East nation following which he left for Germany to attend the G20 summit which was held in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 of that year.
ANI had also posted photographs from the event on their Twitter account.
Below is a screenshot of a report on the event:
Further, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu had tweeted a similar video on 6 July 2017.
It is noteworthy to mention that PM Modi's birthday is on September 17, however, the videos are from July. Therefore, the videos are unrelated to his birthday.
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