News outlets such as News24, Times Now, and ABP News broadcasted visuals with the claim that Taiwan has shot down a Chinese fighter aircraft as it flew over the Taiwanese airspace.
On September 4, 'News Line IFE Live' tweeted visuals claiming them to be photographs from the incident. "#BrekingNews : #Taiwan air defence system shoots down #China #PLA - Airforce aircraft after intrusion into Taiwanese airspace," the tweet read.
The Logical Indian received a request to verify the claims.
Taiwan shot down a Chinese fighter aircraft as it flew over the Taiwanese airspace.
The claim is false. Taiwan's Defence Ministry put out a statement which called It to be "fake news".
In response to rumors online that claim a Chinese Su-35 fighter jet had been shot down by Taiwan air defense systems, #ROCAirForce would like to categorically state this is fake news. We urge netizens to not spread it and strongly condemn this malicious act.
"In response to the Internet spread of "Taiwan shot down a CCP SU-35 aircraft?" The Air Force Command solemnly refuted this (4) day that this is false information, false information, and completely untrue," reads the statement released by Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan.
According to Taiwanese Military experts, the country's defence is on the defensive and the Taiwan Air Force will not arbitrarily enter the territories of other countries to shoot down fighters from other countries. Therefore, the rumoured claim is unreasonable.
Further, several Open-source intelligence (OSINT) experts commented on viral clip being shared saying that the video could be from Guilin in China about 1,000 km away from Taiwan.
A 🇨🇳 jet of PLAAF's 2nd Air Division has creased near Guilin in Guangxi due to unidentified reasons. Type is not clear but 2nd Air Div is known to operate J-10B/C.
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