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    Social Media Warriors Clash Over Bollywood Singer Adnan Sami’s Teaser of Pak Space Capabilities

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indians and Pakistanis clashed at another arena – this time on social media over Indian Space Research Organisation’s failed attempt to soft-land on the lunar surface. As the barbs continued from both sides, Pak-born Indian singer mocked at the capabilities of his country of origin in space science, sparking a Twitter war.

    Bollywood singer Adnan Sami, born in London to a Pakistani Air Force vet and Naureen, originally from Jammu and Kashmir, has spent major periods of his singing career in India. He was granted Indian citizenship in 2015. Sami often faces flak from Pakistani netizens for his “disloyalty” to the country of his father.

    The singer recently shared a video clip to mock Pakistan over its space mission capabilities.

    “Meanwhile, our so called competitors are hard at work” Sami captioned the clip which shows a rocket-shaped hot air balloon being launched into the sky reportedly by ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party workers.

    The video amused a large section of Indian social media hawks, to hit back their Pakistani counterparts, who teased India’s Lunar Mission, which failed to land on the Moon’s surface.


    However, Pakistani netizens shot back, pointing that Indian spacecraft’s landing on moon was unsuccessful, in spite of the country spending hugely on the mission.  




    On Saturday (7 September), hashtag “#IndiaFailed” was trending on twitter with a group of Pakistanis taking a dig at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) losing contact with its moon-lander “Vikram”.

    In a series of tweets, Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry had mocked India, questioning the Indian government for spending Rs 900 crore ($125 Million) for the mission.

    Earlier in July, Chaudhry had announced that Pakistan’s space research agency (SUPARCO) would send its "first person to space" in 2022.


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