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Video: Modi mocked for ‘cloudy’ Pakistan airstrike, internet gaffe

Indian Prime Minister’s recent interview goes viral.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India’s air force avoid radar detection over experts’ advice to delay the operation until the weather cleared.

In a television interview broadcast Saturday, Modi said he used his “raw wisdom” in the operation, believing Indian aircraft would benefit from the cloud cover.

The opposition mocked Modi’s apparent lack of understanding of surveillance radar signals, which can easily pass through clouds.

Ajai Shukla, a military expert, tweeted that India should hang its head in shame for Modi perceiving that “cloud cover would help the aircraft” leave Pakistan’s air space without detection.

India’s staggered national elections are underway with the last day of voting set for May 19. Results are expected four days later.

Modi has used the airstrike as a major election issue to project strength in dealing with longtime nuclear-armed rival Pakistan.

Omar Abdullah, the opposition National Conference leader, tweeted sarcastically that “Pakistani radar doesn’t penetrate clouds. This is an important piece of tactical information that will be critical when planning future strikes.”

The strike came days after a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in Kashmir that killed 40 soldiers. Modi said the Indian air force hit a training camp run by Jaishe-e-Mohammed, the militant group that claimed responsibility for the assault.

Pakistan rejected India’s claim that the air strike caused heavy casualties at the site.

“National security is not something to be trifled with. Such an irresponsible statement from Modi is highly damaging. Somebody like him can’t remain India’s prime minister,” said Sitaram Yechury, a top Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader.

A senior leader in Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and Cabinet minister, Prakash Javadekar, while not addressing the gaffe itself, offered a defense of the prime minister’s comments on Monday.

“Modi did not reveal anything he was not supposed to reveal,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted him as saying.

Using internet in 1988?

If this wasn’t enough, Modi was trolled on Twitter for his comments regarding using the internet way back in 1988.

A clip from his recent interview with News Nation has gone viral, in which Modi claims that he was one of the first people in India to use a digital camera in 1988 (to click a photograph of LK Advani).

He also claimed that he was using email) in 1988.

According to reports, all of India went online on August 15, 1995 when Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) launched public Internet access in India.

Watch the viral clip here:


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