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Fact Check: Image Of Boeing Warehouse In Washington Viral As Boeing Warehouse In Khurja, UP


A picture claiming the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has opened a 36,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Khurja, UP, to supply spare parts is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have praised the Make-In-India initiative by the Indian government.

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: Boeing in खुर्जा 👍
एक्सीलेंट न्यूज़
अमेरिकी विमान निर्माता बोइंग ने उत्तर प्रदेश के खुर्जा में खोला 36,000 वर्ग फुट गोदाम सुविधा वे इस सुविधा के माध्यम से स्पेयर पार्ट्स की आपूर्ति करेंगे।
हाँ जी, किस किस को लगता है Make In India जुमला है??? (English version: See below.)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be misleading.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the viral picture, the NM team found a news article in Fortune, dated August 25, 2015, informing about Boeing striking back at the Export-Import Bank opponents. The picture used in the article matches with the viral image, describing that it’s a Boeing 787 factory in Washington. 

Checking whether Boeing is planning to open any such warehouse in India or not, our team traced a Press Release on the official website of Boeing, stating that Boeing has inaugur- ated a warehouse in Khurja. But we couldn’t find the viral image in the press release. 

This confirms that although Boeing opened a warehouse in Khurja, the viral picture has nothing to do with this event or location. Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming to show a Boeing warehouse in Khurja, is misleading.

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