Pakistan Army shares doctored video of Indian war hero

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Asif Gafoor
Asif Gafoor

Islamabad : Pakistan's Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Asif Ghafoor, goofed up on Sunday when he shared a doctored video of Indian war hero retired IAF Air Marshal, Denzil Keelor.

He shared the video on Twitter claiming that the Indian war veteran was talking about India's failure during the dogfight between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on February 27 this year, just a day after the Balakot airstrikes.

The citizens of India instantly ridiculed the video and pointed that the video was shot in 2015, four years before the Balakot strike. In fact, the interview titled ‘Nehru lost India the war: Air Marshal Denzil Keelor speaks about India’s battle losses’ was posted by Wilderness Films India on Aug 9, 2015, on the video-sharing website, YouTube. The former Air Marshal was invited by the production house for a talk on the wars of 1962 and 1965, according to its description.

Twitterati strongly reacted to Ghafoor’s post, with many poking fun at his gaffe.

“Gafoora tomorrow will claim he landed on moon,” a Twitter user stated in response.

“You leave no stone unturned to advertise your incurable ‘foot in mouth’ disease. At your level, you should refrain from peddling amateurish morphed videos that make you a laughing stock on global platform. Kindly get a better video editor who bothers to edit out the giveaways,” another Twitter user @Shonkho wrote.

Falling short of an apology, Ghafoor later acknowledged that the Keelor clip shared by him was indeed doctored.