We need to seriously look at the horrific scenario of dwindling number of squadrons and must react to this unacceptable factor;
We must look at the value for money factors while considering and rather reconsidering repeat of MMRCA scenario;
Do we really need to remain complacent accepting the compromised level of capabilities or should we firmly demand “the latest and the best” for our most deserving air force? We must come clear on this;
No step should be taken as an adhoc solution. We must now take long-term based, well measured and calculated steps to meet the requirements and to fill these gaps;
We must keep in mind that our joint programme FGFA with Russia is also appearing to be reaching nowhere; in fact, it appears to be on the verge of being called off clearly hurting our ambition of having our own 5th generation fighter (a view point on the same appears on page 3 in this issue by an Air Marshal).