The Hoax Museum Blog
Hoaxes, mischief, and misinformation throughout history
Fake Battle, Fake Casualties
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 07, 2004
The Indian Army has admitted that some battles fought last year high up on the Siachen Glacier north of Kashmir were completely fake. The reports of enemy casualties were made up, and the video footage of a Pakistani bunker being blown up was staged. The bunker actually had been built by Indian troops. The army officers apparently did all this in order to win awards for gallantry.