Fact Check: Old picture of PM Modi with Kyrgyzstan President shared with FAKE claim

picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing rounds on social media in which he is not in his usual attire. It is being claimed that he is in Chinese attire and interacting with a Chinese official.

Link to another post.

The picture has been shared in the backdrop of the recent clash between India and China at the Galwan valley on the night of June 15-16.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the claim attached to the picture is false.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across the same picture tweeted by the official twitter handle of Prime Minister’s Office (@PMOIndia) on June 15, 2019.

According to the description, the man in the picture with PM Modi is Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. The picture was taken when Kyrgyzstan President gifted a traditional Kyrgyz hat and a coat to PM Modi during his visit to Bishkek for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in June 2019.

Hence, the above information concludes that the picture in question has no connection with China.

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