Since elections, the Prime Minister has broken his silence to not speak to the media and has instead gone all out to give interviews with both print and visual media. Doing this he has revealed the truth behind the saying that silence is golden.
In an interview to News Nation on Saturday,11.5.2019, Modi said that he used his “raw wisdom” to dispel the doubts of defence experts who planned the mission. Referring to the Balakot air strikes (which often appear even in his election speeches inspite of the ban by the Election Commission) the Prime Minister said that he gave the Indian Air Force the green signal to proceed with its airstrike on a target in Pakistan’s Balakot area on February 26 despite bad weather because “the clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars”.
The comment drew flak from Twitter users who noted that the PM’s boast has no scientific basis. Radar technology is not affected by clouds or fog. After the repeated censure on social media, the BJP cell deleted the interview from its website.