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:
Former CDS General Bipin Rawat instead of Chauhan.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami instead of Doval.
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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WHAT WE FOUND OUT
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.
Clearly, an edited picture showing Chauhan, Doval, and Dhasmana is being shared to push the false claim.