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Brief Outline: A fake unofficial HAL account countering Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale deal, the account was created on Sept 2013
Facts Check: Fake
What is Viral?
Those who are saying that HAL is not capable of producing Rafale jets should know what we at HAL have produced ?
MiG-21 ? MiG-27 ? Jaguar ? Hawk ? Sukhoi-30 ? Dornier 228 V hv also produced ?? Light combat helicopter ?? Light utility helicopter ?? Chetak ?? Dhruv ?? Rudra
Those who are saying that HAL is not capable of producing Rafale jets should know what we at HAL have produced— Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (@HAL_India) September 18, 2018
✈ Dornier 228
V hv also produced
🚁 Light combat helicopter
🚁 Light utility helicopter
🚁 Rudra pic.twitter.com/SNlJ5lm92h
Facts Check Analysis: The news about HAL standing for itself against the Defence Minister is hilarious. As the tweet it is not from the original HAL website, but it is from someone who has taken responsibility to stand for the HAL. The tweet has been widely shared across the Social media. Many users who shared this tweet with the claim that HAL has ‘given a befitting reply to Nirmala Sitharaman’.
The account created in the name of HAL says claims itself as “HAL Enthusiast and Unofficial Account.”, clearly it has mentioned it is Unofficial Account, however looks like people have no time to see this and hence there are praising and following this tweet.
HAL has tweeted that the account HAL_India ‘impersonates’ the official handle and that a formal complaint has been lodged with Twitter regarding the same.
It has come to our notice that Twitter handle @HAL_India impersonates our this official handle @HALHQBLR. A formal complaint has already been lodged with Twitter. All are requested to take a note of this. @DefProdnIndia @drajaykumar_ias @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD— HAL (@HALHQBLR) September 20, 2018