During an interview with News Nation channel, PM Modi made a new revelation about the the date chosen for the launch of Balakot Air Strikes.
In the interview, he said that there was confusion and doubt regarding the launch of air strikes given the weather on that day. However, it was him, who gave the go-ahead thinking that cloudy cover would prevent Pakistani radars from detecting Indian fighter jets.
PM Modi also disclosed that he was personally reviewing the preparations for Balakot airstrikes at around 9:30 pm on February 25, then again at 12 midnight. It was then that time-experts pointed out that weather had become bad and even advised re-scheduling the strikes.
However, according to Prime Minister Modi, he had two things in mind:
- First the secrecy of the mission
- Second that there are clouds and it could benefit the IAF jets from escaping the Pakistani radars
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Official BJP Gujarat twitter handle also tweeted the related video, however, the social media was too unforgiving which forced them later to delete the following text:
- India had carried out the Balakot air strikes on February 25 targeting Jaish-e-Mohammed’s training camps in Pakistan in response to the dastardly Pulwama attack on February 14
- At least 40 CRPF personnel had lost their lives in the terror attack
- The following day, Pakistan retaliated with an unsuccessful attempt to intrude the Indian air space
- Reports suggest that Pakistani F-16s were intercepted by Indian MiG 21 Bisons during which one F-16 of Pakistan and one MiG of India had crash-landed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
- Wing Commander Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistan Army, however, due to the successful diplomatic tactics of India, he was returned on the 3rd day of his capture
While the BJP has milked the air stirke issue well all through the Lok Sabha Elections, below have been some of the hilarious social media comments on this latest comment from PM Modi:
Looks like the tweet got lost in the clouds. Luckily there are screen shots floating around to help pic.twitter.com/zSW7CsdhKL
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 11, 2019
People of Bhopal. It’s voting day.
Please do not disappoint us. Please do not vote for a terror accused 🙏
It’s a clear day with no clouds and the nation is watching you closely.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 12, 2019
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 12, 2019
I don’t understand why people are so overreacting, Modi ji is just trying to continue the research left off by his guru on “Cloud under bad weather”.
This is the kind of scientific temperament we need in this “New India”.
Go Bal Narendra, We’re with you. Bharat Mata Ki Jai 🙏 pic.twitter.com/aLIJQC35Aj
— Bharat Ek Mauj (@BharatEkMauj) May 12, 2019
They (IAF officials) were very skeptical because it was cloudy and raining… I told them, cloud cover is good, we can escape the radars. I said you go and they did – PM Modi on his role in the planning of Balakot airstrike. #EntireCloudCover 😂😂
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) May 12, 2019
This is called बगल में Pappu और शहर में ढिंडोरा 🤷♂️😂 hahahaha
“CLOUDS COULD HELP PLANES ESCAPE THE RADARS” 🙏😂🤣🤣
even a 5th std student knows better Science than this!
— Gaurav Pandhi गौरव पांधी (@GauravPandhi) May 12, 2019
— A (@A55667145) May 12, 2019
Surprised very few have picked up this big headline: in interview to @NewsNationTV channel, PM Modi says he over-ruled expert advise and decided to go ahead with Balakote air strikes despite cloud cover. DeMo part 2? pic.twitter.com/IpjA1JcKwh
— Citizen/नागरिक/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) May 12, 2019
— naresh fernandes (@tajmahalfoxtrot) May 12, 2019
Air Chief Marshal Modi claims his IAF planners were putting off the Balakot air strikes becoz of bad weather, but his @narendramodi’s operational genius perceived that cloud cover would help the aircraft exfiltrate. India should hang its head in shame for electing this charlatan. https://t.co/3OytoMOiS7
— Ajai Shukla (@ajaishukla) May 12, 2019