Fact Check: Old picture of former PM Indira Gandhi shared with a false claim

Fact Check: Old picture of former PM Indira Gandhi shared with misleading claim

A picture of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has surfaced on the internet in which she can be seen serving food to soldiers in uniform. It is being claimed that Gandhi is serving food to the brave soldiers who fought in the war against Pakistan.

The caption in Hindi read: पाकिस्तान के दो दुकड़े करने वाले बहादुर सैनिकों को आपने हाथों से भोजन परोसती पूर्वPM स्व. इन्दिरा गांधी । जय हिन्द ….!

(Translation: “Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi serving food to the soldiers after they defeated Pakistan in war.”)

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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 found the same picture in an article by Hindi newspaper, Jan Satta.

The caption suggests that the picture was taken on January 28, 1980 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, served food to NCC cadets who took part in the Republic Day parade.

The caption in Hindi read: “28 जनवरी 1980 को दिल्ली में गणतंत्र दिवस परेड में हिस्सा लेने आए एनसीसी कैडेट्स को नाश्ता परोसती तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री इंदिरा गांधी। Express archive photo”

Hence, in conclusion, the above information establishes that the picture in question is being shared with a false claim.

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