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Recently in Hyderabad a Navy plane taking part in an air show freefell in seconds, nose-diving from the sky straight into a three-storey building in Bowenpally, a residential area near Hyderabad's Begumpet airport. Two pilots have been killed and four civilians were injured. It is happening most frequently. Where IAF is going wrong?

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Asked by net, 10 May '10 08:53 am
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From the above incident the question raise is- even though a mammoth amount is allocated for defense spending in the budget each year, why arent these obsolete machines updated? Air Shows are meant to demonstrate and also check the skill and the managerial aspect of the air force. It is meant to show the coordination and preparedness. Many also feel that since India has the second largest army in the world and with troubled borders on both its eastern and western frontiers, the government must be more sensitive to the needs of the defense forces. We proudly compare ourselves with USAF but in reality, we are no where near to the US, UK Israel or even Pakistan. We have not even heard Pakistan loosing an F-16 in a routine exercise. It's really an alarming situation for the IAF. Once an aircraft falls, no effort is made to detect the technical problem and to fix it. As a result routine accidents keep on happening. The fleet is ageing. We dont modernize, dont get or try to build simulators ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 10 May '10 09:00 am

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