PM Narendra Modi mocked over radar and cloud comment on Balakot air strike
Speaking to News Nation, PM Modi said that the weather during February air strike had been bad, and described how he had felt the clouds could help Indian jets escape radar detection. He acknowledged that he was not an expert.
Later, he also mentioned that the question of whether or not to change the date of the operation was settled -- he decided to go ahead with it.
The opposition attacked him by saying, "On PM Modi's radar and clouds comment, it seems no one clarified for the PM how radars work," said Salman Soz, a Congressman. "If that is the case, then it is a very serious national security issue. No laughing matter!"
His party, on the other hand, was in the mood to compose poetry.
"Pakistani radar doesn't penetrate clouds," said a sarcastic Omar Abdullah, vice-president of Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference party. "This is an important piece of tactical information that will be critical when planning future air strikes."
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Modi's words were "truly shameful" because they "insult our Air Force as being ignorant and unprofessional".