So, recently an Indian mountaineering team claimed that footprints of the ‘Yeti’ were spotted in the snow. Yeti is an ancient mythical creature and is also known as ‘Glacier being’.
The Indian army had announced finding the Yeti has a huge claim
They had broken this news via their official Twitter account and said that footprints of the Yeti in the snow, measuring 32×15 inches were spotted close to an isolated area between Nepal and Tibet.
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
The government of Nepal has now officially dismissed the claims by the Indian army and have clarified that these are the footprints of a wild bear
Nepal’s Army spokesperson stated that “A team of Indian Army had noticed the footprints and our liaison team was together with them. We tried to ascertain the fact, but locals and porters claimed that it is the footprints of a wild bear that frequently appear in that area.”
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) May 2, 2019
Even before the rejection of the claims by the Government of Nepal, the Indian army was trolled by everyone on the social media
Indian Army: We saw footprints of #Yeti in Himalayas.
Sambit Patra: It's under Modi ji that Indian Army is able to find the proofs.
Amit Shah: 250 Yetis spotted by Indian Army.
Modi: I went to Himalayas and met the Yetis.
— गैर राजनतिक Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) April 30, 2019
Hippo reacts after hearing Indian army found Yeti’s footprints 🦶 pic.twitter.com/txBDAnHRpn
— zeblue1 (@sittingonatree) May 1, 2019
People trolled that the Indian Navy would announce the discovery of the loch-ness monster in the sea
I’m looking forward to the Indian Navy’s official handle tweeting about having found the Loch Ness Monster, and a former BJP MP ticking them off for using the un-Indian word “monster.” pic.twitter.com/pXgciqMzmQ
— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) April 30, 2019
Indians themselves stated that such claims by Indian army have deeply embarrassed the nation
This is deeply, deeply embarrassing: whoever in the Indian Army’s PR has circulated this is disgracing the institution, and India, in the world’s eyes. https://t.co/f11OvolnUb
— Praveen Swami (@praveenswami) April 30, 2019
Political jokes were made around the situation
Narendra Modi: I have 2 tasks for u. Choose the easiest
Indian Army: Sure Sir
Narendra Modi: Find some development work my Govt has done in Last 5 Years or Find Yeti
Indian Army: Sir, we are immediately deploying a Team to Himalayas
— Joy (@Joydas) May 1, 2019
Gautam Gambhir doesn’t believe in debates
Indian Army believes in Yeti
Good morning to you too
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) May 1, 2019
— Congress (@CongressAICC) May 1, 2019
Indians wondered if this Yeti story was a different way to troll Indian Airforce for their claim of shooting down the Pakistani F-16
The Indian Army’s Yeti story is either the most epic trolling of the Indian Air Force F-16 kill claim (which would be pretty brazen by interservice rivalry standards), or… they’ve truly lost their minds. pic.twitter.com/g3oz4guylK
— Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) April 30, 2019
While Pakistanis made sure to make Adnan Sami jokes
We desis love to fat shame so this one landed straight in our laps.
Major Adnan Sami on a Secret Mission code-named (Yeti) visited himalaya region.
haters will say its FAKE. pic.twitter.com/LAcvAfLP5D
— Pakistan Defence Command (@PDCMDOfficial) May 1, 2019
People said they were shocked why the Indian Army DID NOT refer to these prints as the prints of a Pakistani F-16
They even said that the Indian army is just a bunch of jokers
Indian Army now says it has discovered mythical beasts. What a bunch of jokers! https://t.co/01fzY5UIBe
— Kashif (@kashifviews) April 30, 2019
People said that after the fake surgical strikes, this is another Indian discovery which deserves a Nobel prize for being such an entertainment for everyone on the Internet
After novelistic Bollywood style surgical strike 1 and 2 in #Balakot here comes the most heroic discovery #Yeti . #IndianArmy deserve the noble price for such entertainment stories and scripts 😂 pic.twitter.com/SbsfhsXZRS
— Ali Humdani (@AliHumdani) April 30, 2019
So, What do you think? Is it another false Indian claim or do Yetis exist in reality? Let us know in the comments below.
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