Narendra Modi

Guwahati, May 12, 2019:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a laughing stock of himself by saying that clouds helped the Indian aircrafts escape the radars during Balakot strike which were carried out in retaliation to the Pulwama terrorist attacks.

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In an interview to a news outlet on Saturday, Modi said that he gave the IAF the green signal to proceed with its airstrike on a target in Pakistan’s Balakot area on February 26 despite bad weather because “the clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars”.

The Indian prime minister added that he used his “raw wisdom” to dispel the doubts of defence experts who planned mission.

“The weather suddenly turned bad. There was a doubt about whether we can strike in bad weather. During a review (of the Balakot plan), experts said what if we change the date.

“I had two issues in mind. One was secrecy… second, I said the clouds can benefit us too. We can escape the radar. Everyone was confused. Ultimately I said there are clouds… let’s proceed,” Modi said.

“I am surprised that the country’s pundits who abuse me never figured this out,” he further said.

This statement of the Prime Minister has drawn gasps and laughs from Twitterati as it a well-known fact that radars radar technology uses radio waves to detect objects that may be obscured by fog so the clouds over region on Balakot would not have given Indian planes any advantage.


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