Fact Check: Did Soldiers At Galwan Valley Celebrate Ganesh Puja As Claimed In The Viral Video?

The Logical Indian Fact Check team Investigates the claim that a video shows soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at Galwan Valley.

Ladakh   |   29 Aug 2020 8:30 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-29T14:07:23+05:30
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Vijay S Hegde
Fact Check: Did Soldiers At Galwan Valley Celebrate Ganesh Puja As Claimed In The Viral Video?

A video is being shared with the claim that the Indian Army celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at Galwan valley where since May, the Chinese and Indian troops have engaged in aggressive face-offs and skirmishes.

"Ganpati Bappa in Galwan Valley Ladhak..Jai Hind," reads the caption of one such post. In the video, the army can be seen dancing to the beats of traditional drums.


Video shows soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at Galwan Valley.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A reverse image search indicated that the video is at least a year old. The video was shot in 2019, when a Maratha Light Infantry regiment celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi festival at the Shingo River Valley near Kargil.

'Ganesh pooja procession of INDIAN ARMY at SHINGO RIVER VALLEY,' reads the caption of the Youtube video which was uploaded on September 2019.

Further, a banner behind the army personnel clearly shows the location 'Shingo River Valley'.

The valley is located near Kargil and is nearly 229 kilometres away from Galwan valley.

Therefore an old video has resurfaced with false claims.

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Claim Review :  Video shows soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at Galwan Valley.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Vijay S Hegde

Vijay S Hegde

Trainee Creative Producer

"I am a creative, artistic and ambitious designer, with a talent for thinking outside the box and coming up with innovative ideas and designs. I graduated with a 1st Class honors degree in Video Editing from MAYA ACADEMY OF ADVANCED CINEMATICS"

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