The 40-second video was published on Facebook here on September 8, 2020. It has been viewed more than 78,000 times.
Screenshot of misleading Facebook post
A caption alongside the video reads: "Chinese tourists in Ladakh's Pangong Lake. Can someone ask '56 inch' Chowkidar if we now need a visa to visit Pangong Lake?"
"'56 inch' Chowkidar" refers to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who dubbed himself as a chowkidar -- meaning watchman in English -- of the country with a 56-inch broad chest ahead of the 2019 elections, as noted in this report by the Times of India.
However, the claim is misleading.
A man seen in the video can be heard saying in Mandarin that the tourists are in the Pangong Tso on their way to the Bird Island.
A Mandarin username can be seen in the top left corner of the footage for this account on Douyin -- the Chinese version of video-sharing app TikTok.
The account also contains multiple other videos of the same man on holiday in Tibet. For example, a similar video of the man wearing the same outfit while feeding birds on a boat was posted here on July 12, 2020.
"There's always a person, whom you will smile if you keep thinking of, and then will cry if you keep smiling for," reads the Mandarin caption.
Screenshot of India's official political map
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