China's State-Run Channel Tries To Pass Off Indian Air Force Tejas' Footage As Its Own, Deletes Vide
China's state-run TV channel CGTN recently caught itself in an embarrassing situation - the channel stole the video of India's indigenous Tejas fighter plane and showed it as the strength of its fighter jet J-10.
The video showed the fighter plane dropping the bomb, claiming it was a Chinese fighter jet. However, in reality, it was India's Tejas fighter jet's footage.
The test of dropping bombs from Tejas was done back in the year 2013.
When people on social media pointed out the thieving, the channel deleted the video which was posted on Twitter.
Now, CGTN is undergoing a social media trial, especially since their already tension between India and China due to past conflicts.
However, someone downloaded the video and uploaded it to YouTube before the Chinese channel got rid of it.
Here is the original video:
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