The item dwells on the high accident rate of IAF planes, mentioning that its lsses total 100 in 40 years, and 53 in 2003 alone. It attributes this to India’s ‘worn out’ military equipment procurement policies, and to India’s incapacity to absorb and digest foreign technologies resulting in poor maintenance. Also to human errors such as pilots’ preoccupation with social media.
It concludes with the following observation:
“While these investigative reports might seem incredible, they are not surprising if the “self-destruction” of Indian missiles, failure of a submarine to “shut the door”, “tipping over” of a ship inside the shipyard and other strange occurrences are borne in mind.”