Modi Ripped for ‘INSULTING’ IAF by Claiming Cloud Can Help Jets Evade Pak Radars

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier personally gave the green light to carry out airstrikes on a suspected terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot in late February despite bad weather conditions because he believed “the clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars” and “provide us much needed cover”.

Indian opposition parties have taken a swing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that cloud cover could help the country’s warplanes evade Pakistani radars during the Balakot strikes in late February, with politicians slamming his remarks as “ridiculous” and “irresponsible”.

Modi Mocked for Saying Indian Jets Could Use Clouds to Hide From Pakistani Radar

In a series of tweets, the leader of the Communist Party, Sitaram Yechury, blasted the prime minister for “insulting” the Indian Air Force and making it appear as if the military is “ignorant and unprofessional”.

In a follow-up tweet, Yechury wrote that national security “is not something to be trifled with. Such an irresponsible statement from Modi is highly damaging. Somebody like this can’t remain India’s PM”.

The leader of the opposition in Jammu and Kashmir’s legislative assembly, Omar Abdullah, couldn’t remain on the sidelines either and sarcastically took a jab at Modi on Twitter:

Salman Soz, a member of the Congress Party, has likewise roasted the prime minister over the statement, saying that if Modi truly…

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