While India celebrates Army Day today, all politicians and leaders took to Twitter to wish our jawans and thank them for their selfless service to the nation.
Rahul Gandhi, the President of Indian National Congress also took to Twitter to wish our jawans.
We salute the valour, courage and sacrifice of our brave jawans on #ArmyDay. Your perseverance defends our freedom; your dedication shields our liberty. It’s because of your sacrifices a billion hopes and dreams can take shape. pic.twitter.com/L9o0RFihsh
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 15, 2018
To any layman, there would seem nothing wrong with what Rahul Gandhi had tweeted. But ‘LiveFist’ which is a defence reporting portal has always had a keen eye for spotting gaffes where nobody sees one. Soon, LiveFist tweeted that the picture used by Rahul Gandhi has a Bell Huey Helicopter and the Indian Army doesn’t operate those.
— Livefist (@livefist) January 15, 2018
This is not the first time LiveFist has corrected the use of erroneous photographs.
In October 2017, Congress had put out a write up claiming that SAAB builds F-16 ‘fighter aircrafts’, this too was corrected by LiveFist.
— Livefist (@livefist) October 31, 2017
In November 2017, LiveFist had corrected the spelling of ‘Rafale” that was spelt as “Rafel” by INC.
— Livefist (@livefist) November 15, 2017
LiveFist had also corrected news agencies and portals several times on their usage of unrelated pictured.
— Livefist (@livefist) January 5, 2018
— Livefist (@livefist) November 6, 2017
With general ignorance pertaining to all things military, this thread by LiveFist seems far from over.