I believe you all are known to the news that became a word of mouth in a couple of political days “How Prime Minister Modi used a Digital Camera in 1987-88 and emailed it?” as per his statement on the Interview given to the TV News Channel News Nation.
“Perhaps I was the first one to use a digital camera in 1987-88 and at the time, very few people had email. There was a rally of Advaniji in Viramgam (Gujarat) and I clicked a picture of him on my digital camera…I had it that time. Then I transmitted the photo to Delhi and it was published in color the next day. Advaniji was surprised that how his color photo got published.”PM Narendra Modi said in the Interview
History of Digital Camera and its presence in India
According to the New York Times blog the first Digital Camera called the electronic still camera was patented in 1978.
Mashable, the technology website reports that numerous camera makers launched multi-thousand dollar electronic still cameras for the professional market, including Canon with its RC-701 and Nikon with its QC-1000C, in the mid-1980s.
These cameras were never commercially available in India at the time period. In some sense this could be possible because in that period of time Gadgets were usually brought to India by the foreign friends and families of Richie Rich in India.
Email and its Presence in India
PM Narendra Modi’s claim of transmitting or emailing the image from a small town of Gujarat to Delhi in the time period of the 1987-88 seems untrustworthy as the Internet was not available for Public in India till it rolled out by in August 1995 by VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited) now Tata Communications.
Adding to the statement PM Modi made about his raw thinking of cloud cover helping the Air Force from not getting under Pakistan’s Military Radars which led to the Balakot Air Strikes is somewhat realistic understanding the fundamentals of Radars which can detect objects through clouds, their accuracy could get affected by weather conditions such as rain or clouds.
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