Search Results


No Result Found.

FACT CHECK: Did Manoj Tiwari tweet US navy picture while wishing Indian Navy Day?

  • Share


In our investigation, we found out that the picture posted by Manoj Tiwari is from the joint exercise by the Indian and US Navy and the leading ship in the fleet is INS Rana from the Indian Navy. The picture was captured after completion of a cooperation exercise between the Indian and US navy on the Malabar Coast.

On 4th December on the occasion of Indian Navy Day, Manoj Tiwari, member of Parliament tweeted a picture of Indian Navy Ship along with wishes. He wrote a caption that can be roughly translated to, "Warm greetings to all Indian Navy soldiers who are dedicated to protecting the nation with the utmost courage and loyalty."

Following the post, some Twitter users pointed out to the US flag on the second ship in the line and claimed that this picture is of US Navy. A Twitter page named Epic Rofl Don posted the same picture, highlighting America's flag and sarcastically wrote that Manoj Tiwari is congratulating the Indian Navy by stealing the US Navy pictures. 

Based on the tweet by Mr. Gokhale, News18 was quick to publish an article to claim that Manoj Tiwari tweeted a picture of the US navy to congratulate the Indian Navy. Even Economic Times published an article on this.

At the time of writing this article, this tweet has been reshared more than 800 times. 

Former foreign correspondent Saket Gokhale tweeted "The BJP’s “CM candidate” for Delhi cannot distinguish between the US Flag and the Indian Flag when putting a picture on Navy Day".

The truth behind the claim

On a simple reverse image search on Google, we found the picture posted by Manoj Tiwari uploaded on Wikipedia

According to the description given on Wikipedia, the leading ship in the fleet is Indian Ship INS Rana and the ship with US flag one from them Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group of US Navy. The picture was taken after the completion of a cooperation exercise between the Indian and US Navy on the Malabar coast and was uploaded on 22 October 2008. 

Apart from Wikipedia, we found several other websites like and that have used the picture with the same claim. 

In conclusion, the picture posted by Manoj Tiwari is from the joint exercise by the Indian and US Navy but the leading ship in the fleet is INS Rana of the Indian Navy. The picture was captured after completion of a cooperation exercise between the Indian and US navy on the Malabar Coast.

Note: You can reach out to us at[at]gmail dot com if you find any issue with our articles.

Support Fact Hunt



{{comment.user.fname}} {{comment.user.lname}}, {{}}



Please Login or signup to share your views on this article



Massacre those who insult Islam: Old picture from Kolkata viral amid anti-CAA protests
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-01-28 14:38:12
FACT CHECK: Did Amit Shah ask people to not watch Aaj Tak ahead of upcoming Delhi Assembly election?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-27 17:36:59
An old video shared on social media to show BJP leader Inayat Hussain getting thrashed for supporting CAA-NRC
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-27 09:35:11
FACT CHECK: RSS member being misrepresented as the man who surrendered for planting bomb at Mangaluru Airport
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-24 18:26:37
Fact Check: Did Arvind Kejriwal ask people to vote for the Congress in Delhi Elections?
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-24 12:47:55
Fact Check: Media misrepresents JNU RTI reply, falsely claiming 'server room was not damaged'
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-23 15:32:34
A video from Rajasthan shared on social media to show police evicting people from their homes in Assam
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-22 19:39:27
Fact Check: Fake news handle spreads misinformation about Smriti Irani’s views on the Delhi polls
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-01-22 19:28:16
FACT CHECK: Does a stamp issued in 1982 shows Muslim wrestler thrashing a Brahmin wrestler?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-24 09:43:11
Fact Check: Did an Anti-CAA protest poster mention a burqa or hijab as a dress code?
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-01-27 19:31:21
FACT CHECK: Did RSS burn Indian Constitution and raise slogans against B.R Ambedkar?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-21 17:45:26
FACT CHECK: Are people charging money to participate in Shaheen Bagh protest?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-20 19:42:01
FACT CHECK: No, Jashodaben did not protest at Shaheen Bagh against CAA-NRC
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-20 17:18:27
Fact Check: Was an AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar manhandled by public just before Delhi's assembly election?
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-19 18:54:12
FACT CHECK: No, RSS didn't release a PDF of 'New Indian Constitution' declaring India a Hindu nation
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-18 17:06:07
Fact Check : Is Davinder Singh being stripped off meritorious Gallantry award by MHA as claimed by media?
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-01-17 13:11:57
Fact Check: Did Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella call CAA bad and sad?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-17 03:54:33
FACT CHECK: Will people need to present documents such as Aadhaar card for the NPR exercise?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-16 17:44:26
Fact Check: Are RSS members with sticks in their hands roaming in Hyderabad amid Anti-CAA protest?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-01-16 15:10:57
Did journalist Rahul Kanwal say that Chanting 'Vande Mataram' is anti-national?
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-15 17:41:44

Mobile App

Available for Android


Subscribe to our newsletter to get notification about new fact checks, feature updates, etc..