In my recent blog post, I delved into the somewhat alarming frequency of plane crashes in the Indian Air Force. This issue can be attributed to several factors such as aging aircraft, insufficient maintenance, and inadequate training of pilots. The continued use of obsolete models like the MiG-21, which has been phased out globally, is a major concern. Furthermore, the severe budget constraints limit the Air Force's ability to carry out necessary upgrades and replacements. In essence, it's a complex issue that intertwines economics, politics, and safety regulations.