Imphal: The Indian Army in a rebuttal today clarified that a fake video that has emerged depicting casualties of a particular unit of Assam Rifles is false, adding that inimical elements, on numerous occasions, have made multiple failed attempts to malign the image of Security Forces in general and Assam Rifles in particular.
In a press release, the PRO Defence Kohima and Imphal clarified that, neither there has been any such clash between Assam Rifles and Manipur Police, nor have any casualties occurred.
“The video is of a training activity of Indian Army held in Punjab in 2021,” it clarified.
Army and Assam Rifles while committing to continue to work relentlessly till normalcy is restored, requesting all sections of media to exercise greater than normal prudence, in these trying times in Manipur, the press release further said, “Incidentally, synergised malicious campaign, by an unethical collusion of people both internal and external, is being run against this battalion which has been at the fore front in preventing incidents of large-scale arson & possible loss of human lives. The perpetrators, having been prevented by troops on ground, have failed yet again on social media as well.”