Did Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar deliberately lie on the floor of the parliament or was he taken for a ride by his team of advisors?
In a written reply to Ramdas Athawalein Parrikar claimed that one – the main reason behind most IAF accidents is human error. Two, according to him no air crash occurred in 2015-16 upto 23.4.2015, though six crashes were reported in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and eight in 2014-15.
Year No. of aircraft crashed
2015-16 (upto 23.4.2015)Nil
Both the statements are not true and based on false presumptions.
Firstly the Indian Air Force in spite of all its shortcomings has the finest pilots and airmen – in terms of flying skills, motivation and dedication. It is the antiquated equipment, shortage of spares and inadequate training simulators that is letting them down.