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Visuals From Bengaluru Airport Falsely Shared as That of Arunachal Pradesh

The video shows the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

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A short clip showing glimpses of an airport made of wooden structures, with greenery inside is being shared on social media.

What are people claiming?: Social media users are sharing the 41-second clip to claim that it shows Arunachal Pradesh's soon to be inaugurated Donyi Polo Airport in Itanagar.

The video shows the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

An archiveof this tweet can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

(Archives of more claims can be seen here, here, and here.)

What is the truth?: The video shows visuals of Terminal 2 of Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 11 November.

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How did we find out?: We divided the video into keyframes on INVid, a video verification tool, and ran reverse image searches on them.

  • This led us to a LinkedIn post by PM Modi, who shared similar photos mentioning that they showed Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

  • We compared one of the photos to a screenshot from the viral claim, and saw that some structures – like a drum-like installation and hangings – resembled one another.

The video shows the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Both stills show similarities in layout and design.

(Source: Twitter/Altered by The Quint)

Bengaluru Airport's verified Twitter account retweeted a similar post shared by PM Modi's account.

The video shows the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

The airport's verifiedaccount retweeted visuals shared by PM Modi.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

We looked for more visuals of the airport and found a video by CNBC-TV 18, which showed stills of the airport and explained its features.

What about the airport in Arunachal Pradesh?: The Donyi Polo Airport in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar is set to be inaugurated soon.

  • The entrance of Itanagar's airport features a bird resembling a giant hornbill – the state's bird – made of bamboo, as seen in this tweet shared by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

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    The Donyi Polo Airportat Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

    (Source: AAI/Twitter)

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    The Donyi Polo Airportat Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

    (Source: AAI/Twitter)

Conclusion: The video shows the newly inaugurated Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and not Arunachal Pradesh's Donyi Polo Airport.

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