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A TV interview in India turned into a shout-out as the show’s host apparently mixed its Ukrainian and American guests.

Rahul Shivshankar from the program “Indian Upfront” on the Times Now channel got into a chaotic quarrel with Bohdan Nahaylo, editor-in-chief of the Kyiv Post, who apparently thought he was arguing with his second guest, CEO Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute.

Shivshankar and Nahaylo shouted at each other as they discussed the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Nahaylo is heard bringing the neutrality of a large part of the international community up to the Ukraine war. Shivshankar begins to shout at Nahaylo that “India will not be lectured.”

A clip of the video was posted on Twitter Thursday and has been viewed nearly 9 million times. The interview was recorded Wednesday night, but has been removed from the Times Now website.

A spokesman for The Times Group, the channel’s parent company, did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.

Shivshankar repeatedly referred to Nahaylo as “Mr. McAdams” until Nahaylo’s microphone was muted and the real McAdams managed to make it clear that he had been silent while the other two men shouted at each other.

“I’m not talking. It’s the other guy talking. I have not been able to say a word,” said McAdams, who protested against being shouted at.

“I’m not yelling at you. I’m talking about Mr. McAdams,” Shivshankar said. “I’m talking about Mr. McAdams.”

“I’m Mr. McAdams. I’m Mr. McAdams,” McAdams said.

“OK sorry, I was so confused,” the host said.

– CNBC’s Naman Tandon contributed to this report

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