New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent remarks that cloud cover ‘helped’ IAF planes evade Pakistani radars during the Balakot strikes. “Modi ji, whenever it rains in India, do all aircraft disappear from the radar,” the Congress president mocked PM Modi while addressing an election rally in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.
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Besides, the Congress leader also attacked PM Modi over his ‘non-political interview’ with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in which he had revealed that he loved mangoes as a child and still loves them. “Modi ji, you taught (us) how to eat mangoes, now tell the country what you did for jobless youth,” Rahul stated.
In an interview to the television channel Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that he asked the Air Force to carry out Balakot airstrike on February 26 in bad weather as his “raw wisdom” said a cloud blanket would help the Indian fighter planes escape Pakistani radars.
“Experts were re-thinking the airstrike due to bad weather, but I said, so much cloud cover and rains could be beneficial. Maybe we could escape their radar. This was my raw wisdom, I said there could be a benefit. Ultimately I said, there’s cloud cover, please go ahead,” PM Modi had stated.
On February 26, India had avenged the Pulwama Terror Attack by carrying out a ‘pre-emptive and non-military’ strike in Pakistan’s Balakot. The strike is said to have killed nearly 300 terrorists.