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    Sumant Bakshi

    I had a similar situation bailing out of a Hunter at 70-80 feet on roller take off because of a flame out. I was likely to get into the crashed burning aircraft, but my earlier para training for fighter pilots in Agra saved me. I pulled the opposite harness to swing away from the burning aircraft.
    Sumant Bakshi
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    Col Bath

    Only answer is to privatise defence production as done successfully in many advanced democracies.

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    An excellent view, narration and advise by Cdr K P

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    They should get it. Testing and manufacturing are different activities. They are good at manufacturing at low price

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    Raj Bhatia

    As an Indian national Me and my family is with the believed famaly and with IAF . My own family member ( my brothers son ) was lost in a crash while training his jr on Suriya Kiran at Bidar in March 2006 . Such news of young Indian pilot loss rather disaster disterbs us for along . May All mighty bless piece to the parting soul . Our heart felt condolence to the nation . With heavy heart Raj Bhatia

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    Constancio Menezes

    A very Objective and Balanced View. As rightly pointed out we should not let Political Circus on Rafale to cloud our objectivity ! TIP Samir and SID ! The Country Salutes you.


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