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Fact-Check: Old image of soldier pleading for his life in front of camera during Russia -Ukraine war, falsely linked to Indian Army

A sensitive image that shows a man in uniform folding hands. And pleading for his life in front of camera has been shared with the claim that this image shows an Indian Army soldier being killed in kashmir. Several anti-India propagandists have shared the image and made false claims. D-Intent Data has found that the shared image is from the Russia -Ukraine war where a soldier is pleading for his life.

Old image of soldier pleading for his life from Russia-Ukraine war circulated with false claims

An image that shows a man in uniform lying on the ground. And pleading for his life in front of the camera has been shared, claiming to be an Indian soldier before he died in Kashmir. Sharing the video, @FaryalBD said, “An Indian soldier before his death in Kashmir.

Another propaganda @BhaiyaGBadGuy has also shared the image and said, Last footage captured just before an Indian soldier getting killed in kashmir.

Research, analysis and fact-check: Old image of soldier pleading for his life misattributed

D-Intent Data has found that the shared image of a soldier begging for his life in front of a camera is an old image from the Russia-Ukraine war.

image is from the Russia -Ukraine war where a soldier is pleading for his life

We found several previous posts on different social media platforms with the same image. According to the initial posts. this image shows a Russian soldier pleading and surrendering to the drone in the ongoing Russia – Ukraine war.

The image has been available online at least since April 2024. Several users have posted, their posts can be found here. ukrainecouncil.quora.com, Jpod_art

Intent

Anti-India propaganda accounts are circulating old images from different locations. And claiming to be from India to set their narrative against the Indian army.

Conclusion

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