The Indian Air Force (IAF) took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, October 2, to debunk a false narrative circulating on social media. The misinformation claimed that a majority of Sikh pilots and personnel were refusing to perform their duties due to alleged insults from their Hindu seniors.
The baseless claim, which was accompanied by an image, had gained traction on social media platforms. In response, the Indian Air Force issued a statement on X, clarifying that the information was untrue and had been disseminated with the intent to spread rumors.
The IAF’s prompt response served to quell the unfounded rumors and reaffirm its commitment to maintaining discipline and harmony within its ranks. This incident highlights the importance of verifying information from reliable sources and refraining from the spread of false narratives that can disrupt social harmony and cause unnecessary panic.