The culture ministry was embarrassed on Friday when social media users pointed out that one of its videos celebrating Independence Day featured Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder combat jets in the opening segment.
The opening portion of the Indian Culture Ministry‘s video featured an animated sequence of two JF-17 Thunder flying with the Indian flag, however, it was replaced with a corrected version of the video after some government officials pointed out the blunder, India Times reported.
The video, which promoted an online application system for getting no-objection certificates for constructions from the National Monuments Authority, was posted on Twitter on Thursday. Eagle-eyed social media users pointed out the jets in the video were Pakistani aircraft and it was removed from Twitter.
However, this is not the first time that such goof-ups have been made by the Indian authorities as in January 2010, an Indian government advertisement featured former Pakistan Air Force chief Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed alongside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and cricketer Kapil Dev, reported Hindustan Times.
India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15, while Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day a day earlier.