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Pakistani Accounts Circulated Self-invented Claims Against India Regarding The Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Helicopter Crash: Fact-Check 

Self-fabricated reports purporting to be from ISPR-funded Pakistani accounts state that Iranian intelligence is looking for an Indian individual who was seen close to the helicopter a few hours prior to President Ebrahim Raisi’s boarding.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @IntelPk_ tweeted “Monitoring :— Reportedly Iranian intelligence is on the hunt for an #Indian national spotted near the helicopter just hours before President Raisi’s boarding. #Iran #Raisi” on May 19, 2024. The tweet has received an about 902.9k views on X, contributing to the spread of the information.

Several other accounts, including @Pak_Observer_, @MwaqasMarwat5, @abidullahmsd03, @PSYWAROPS made the same claim that Iranian intelligence is searching for an Indian individual who was seen close to the helicopter a few hours before President Ebrahim Raisi was boarding. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that these assertions are unfounded and fraudulent. There were no reports of this kind. This is essentially Pakistan’s misguided attempt to pin India down on Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crash. We visited reuters, which wrote on this on May 20, 2024 with the heading “Helicopter carrying Iranian President Raisi crashes, search under way”. A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog, an Iranian official told Reuters, and rescuers were struggling to reach the site of the incident. The official said the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”, which happened on the way back from a visit to the border with Azerbaijan in Iran’s northwest. The Anadolu news agency reported on X that a Turkish drone had relayed the coordinates of the potential crash site with Iranian police after spotting a source of heat that was thought to be the wreckage of the helicopter.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Pakistanis are circulating self-invented stories about the missing helicopter of the Iranian president to set their narrative against India and hide ongoing unrest from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Balochistan. ISPR-funded Pakistani accounts are circulating self-invented news claiming that Iranian intelligence is on the hunt for an Indian national spotted near the helicopter just hours before President Ebrahim Raisi ‘s boarding. These assertions are unfounded and fraudulent, it is a reality. There were no such reports. This is merely an attempt by Pakistanis to criticize India in relation to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crash.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that these claims are fake and baseless. No such reports came to light. This is just a failed attempt by Pakistanis to target India regarding the helicopter crash of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi.

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