Edited Photo of CDS General Anil Chauhan With NSA Ajit Doval Goes Viral

The real photo shows former CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, and NTRO Chief Anil Dhasmana.

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Edited Photo of CDS General Anil Chauhan With NSA Ajit Doval Goes Viral
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An image showing Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) Chief Anil Dhasmana sitting together is going viral on social media.

This comes after the government appointed retired Lt General Chauhan as the new CDS on 28 September, nine months after India's first CDS General Bipin Rawat's death.

However, this image is morphed. The real photo is from 2021 and shows:



The photo is being shared with the caption that reads, "श्री जनरल अनिल चौहान ने श्री अजीत डावल और श्री अनिल धशमाना से मुलाकात की और समर्थन के लिए भी धन्यवाद"

[Translation: General Anil Chauhan met with Mr Ajit Doval and Mr Anil Dhasmana and thanked them for their support.]

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On conducting a reverse image search, we came across the original image tweeted by news agency Asian News International (ANI) on 15 July 2021.

It showed Dhasmana with former CDS General Bipin Rawat and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at Uttarakhand Sadan in New Delhi.

We also compared the edited one with the original picture.

The viral photo is flipped and altered to replace Rawat with Chauhan and Dhami with Doval.

Comparison between the edited and the real photo.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

Clearly, an edited picture showing Chauhan, Doval, and Dhasmana is being shared to push the false claim.

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