Fact Check: Did PM Modi use his cloud theory to convince experts to go ahead with planned Balakot strike?
PM Modi didn't push for the Balakot air strikes against Pakistan despite overcast conditions as he felt that the cloud cover would impact the accuracy of the Pakistani radars. The primary reason was the secrecy of the strike.
His raw wisdom was not entirely off the mark as even though radars are capable of detecting objects through clouds, it is a scientifically acknowledged fact that their efficiency is better when the skies are clear.
The performance of the kill system or missile (probably RBS 70) used to bring down the intruder also gets affected due to rain and cloud.