(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)
Tensions flared in the region on Sunday after Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan was hubble equipped and the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) was on standby after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian jets could use cloud cover to sneak into Pakistani airspace undetected.
“I have directed SUPARCO to be on standby. If Modi thinks that we’ll let a few clouds get in the way of defending our air space, then he’ll have to think again” said Chaudhry in a strong response to the Indian PM, who said he ordered the recent air strikes on Balakot on a cloudy day so Indian aircrafts would go undetected on Pakistani radars.
“The hubble is the world’s largest telescope, and by God I will sit at its base and look for Indian jets in the sky myself if I have to. No clouds will stop me” he thundered, his jowls shaking as he warned Modi.
Meanwhile, scientists have been trying to understand how such a confrontation might work and what it would mean for the world at large.
“Well .. not much really? I mean, I guess you could spot a jet with a telescope, but why would you want to do that?” said a leading expert at MIT. “I just hope this isn’t another moon situation again” said the weary scientist.
Meanwhile, India has claimed that it is also preparing its hubble capabilities and is prepared for any aggression that Pakistan may initiate.
“What are they trying to say with this ‘we have such big telescopes’ business. Because we have even bigger telescopes!” said a statement from the Indian foreign office.