Prime Minister Narendra Modi is drawing sharp criticism and ridicule from opposition leaders for remarks he made on clouds and radar during a recent TV interview with News Nation.
Modi was speaking about the airstrike India conducted in Pakistan in February when he said the weather 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.
Eventually, Modi said, the question of whether or not to change the date of the operation was settled when he decided to go ahead with it.
The Prime Minister’s party – the BJP who tweeted about it later deleted the tweet after a social media backlash.
As per the Raw Wisdom of Sang Parivar's Sun Tzu,
"Barish se radar signals geelay hojatay hain.."
Moreover US Air chief has just called Weatherman Sri Narendra Modi for his great idea of using clouds to do airstrikes. pic.twitter.com/HXoPYEpJ3T
— Fidato (@tequieremos) May 11, 2019
Below are a few reactions to Mr. Modi’s comments:-
This is what happens when an uneducated moron acts as the PM of the country who has surpassed all the limits of his idiocy, where he confidently assumes, clouds can actually prevent radar's from tracking flight signals😂
— Royden Rodrigues (@RodriguesRoyden) May 11, 2019
Disconcerted to know that Modi does not seem to know how radar works. Yet still considers himself an expert on all defence strategy
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) May 12, 2019
On PM Modi's radar & clouds comment, it seems no one clarified for the PM how radars work. If that is the case, then it is a very serious national security issue. No laughing matter!
— Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) May 11, 2019
Modi tries so hard to grandstand but ends up scoring a self-goal by revealing he doesn't know jets can't hide behind clouds to escape radar. Pakistan is laughing its ass off. Embarrassing.🤦♀️😅 https://t.co/064mADIKX8
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) May 12, 2019
Modi ji, clouds do not affect radar but DID affect 6 Crystal Maze missiles the IAF's fighters couldn't launch that day. These were meant to beam back footage as they struck their targets. Perhaps the @IAF_MCC experts were right in wanting to postpone strikes. Why rush? https://t.co/vCMkIxuNtR
— Vishnu Som (@VishnuNDTV) May 12, 2019
— Soumitra Trivedi (@SoumitraScribe) May 11, 2019
Pakistani radar doesn’t penetrate clouds. This is an important piece of tactical information that will be critical when planning future air strikes. https://t.co/OBHwEJfGSW
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 11, 2019
How radars work :-
Radar transmits a directional pulse of microwave energy, waits for that signal to bounce off something and return to the receiver, then analyzes the return signal and interprets it into a picture of sorts, detailing the size and shape of whatever the signal bounced off of.
Radars are not affected by atmospheric or weather variations mostly. During rains, energy through rains or clouds could be lost but it still remains accurate enough. And this is for civilian aircraft radars.
But when your talking about military radars, they are more sophisticated and operate at high precision. It’s unlikely that their functions could be affected under bad weather conditions.
Specifically for this scenario, if the Pakistani military radars were operational they definitely would have caught Indian jets crossing over during the Balakot strikes. The advantage India had, was we caught them off guard and did something unexpected.
Source : Various