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Embarrassing gaffes: Spain border moved to India and Red Fort moved to Pak

Two misused photos make organisers see red. One in India, one abroad.

BS Web Team & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Spain-Morocco border, Indian border floodlighting

In a goof-up, the Union Home Ministry in its 2016-17 annual report has published a picture of the Spain-Morocco boundary as India's border with border. This picture of the Spain-Morocco border is printed on page 40 of the annual report. The report of last year was tabled during the Budget Session of Parliament in April. 
 
The details are followed by the brightly yellow-lit picture — captioned: "Floodlighting along the Border" — of a long stretch of road that ends at a sea shore. 
 
The MHA’s annual report has stated that the ministry has sanctioned 2,043.76km of floodlighting along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat in a bid to curb infiltration. The report also states that restoration work on damaged floodlights is being carried out. But, the picture that used to show the border was actually a picture of a border overseas.
 
Fake news busting website, AltNews did some digging and discovered that the picture used in the annual report was taken by a photographer back in 2006. The picture was of Spain-Moroccan border and was clicked by Javier Moyano .

The Spain-Morocco border is located along the Plazas de soberanía, Ceuta, Melilla and Alborán Island along the north coast of Morocco. Melilla has a physical border called the ‘Melilla border fence’ which looks similar to the Indo-border with floodlighting.
 
The Union Home Ministry has ordered an internal investigation to find out how the picture of Spain-Morocco border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-border. Some believe it could have been sourced from the Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the majority of the 3,323-kilometre boundary.

Red fort
In another goof-up, India's with an Indian flag was shown as Lahore's Shalimar Gardens on the tableau of at the reception held by Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). It claimed these are masterpieces from the Mughal civilisation.

Both Indian and Pakistani diplomats pointed out the faux pas to the organisers.
 
officials were apologetic about the gaffe, saying that they failed to cross check the photos on display as this was the first event involving India and

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