'Intelligence Agencies' of 5 Countries Met in New Delhi? Nope!

The photo shows a delegation-level meeting of National Security Advisors (NSA) between India and Russia in Delhi.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The photo claims that intelligence agencies from India, Israel, America, Russia and England held a meeting in Delhi.</p></div>

A photo is being circulated on social media with the claim that five "intelligence agencies" from India, Israel, America, Russia, and England held a high-level meeting in New Delhi for the "first time". The claim goes on to add that that this is the "power of new India".

However, we found that the photo is from a delegation-level talk of National Security Advisors (NSA) between India and Russia that took place in New Delhi on 8 September.



The photo is being circulated with the claim that reads, "India's intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Israel's MOSSAD, America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Russia's KGB and England's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, attended a high-level meeting in New Delhi. This is the power of New India."

<div class="paragraphs"><p>An archive of the tweet can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p></div>

An archive of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Several social media users have shared the photo along with the same claim and the archived links can be seen here, here, and here.


A Google reverse image search on the photo led us to an article by 'Hindustan Times' on 8 September. The article mentioned that Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev held talks on the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.

The image was attributed to news agency ANI.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Delegation-level meeting of NSA between India and Russia.</p></div>

Delegation-level meeting of NSA between India and Russia.

(Source: Hindustan Times/Screenshot)

We found the photos in a tweet by ANI on 8 September stating that a delegation-level talk of National Security Advisors (NSA) between India and Russia was underway in New Delhi. A video of the event was also posted by the news agency.

In a press statement, the Russian embassy said that the two discussed "deepening bilateral cooperation in the field of security with an emphasis on further interaction on the anti-terrorist track, combating illegal migration and drug trafficking".

The official Twitter handle of the Russian embassy, too, shared pictures of the duo on its account.

Clearly, a meeting between Russia and India is being circulated as five intelligence agencies of the world meeting in New Delhi.

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