Fact Check: Did Indian Army Soldiers apply for sick leave fearing China?

04:05 PM Sep 12, 2020 | Team Udayavani |
A viral tweet which claims that more than 80,000 soldiers of the Indian Army sought sick leave amid tension between India and China, is going viral on social media The tweet claims, “Over 80,000 soldiers of the Indian Army have reportedly applied for sick leave over fear of China after India-China Ladakh standoff and firing on LAC, a first in 45 years” However, PIB Fact check has claimed that the tweet is fake and tweeted, “ Claim: A viral tweet is claiming that over 80,000 soldiers of #IndianArmy have applied for sick leaves, for the first time in 45 years, amid #IndiaChinaFaceOff.  #PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. @adgpi soldiers have not applied for sick leaves amid India-China standoff”

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