The Almighty, whatever His name, did not design man to fly

but gave him the ingenuity to do so with engineering prowess. An in depth article by a retired IAF officer urging and educating the public, the media, the parents to look deeper in the rigorous training and high standards of the IAF before blaming the IAF and MiG fighters for the various accidents involving MiGs. For instance

  •  An IAF trainee pilot is expected to be able to fly solo (alone) after 10-12 hours with the instructor. If not he is sent elsewhere to navigation, other ground duty etc.
  • There is no commercial pressure for an IAF plane to fly unlike civilian airlines.