Is age catching up for the aircrafts of our IAF?We all are proud of the services rendered by our Armed forces and we salute them for their bravery and will to sacrifice their lives for the country if needed. Likewise, for the families of the armed personnel, sacrificing the lives of their loved ones in the line of duty, though saddening would be understandable. But lives risked and lost due to improper equipment would be frowned upon and difficult to come to terms with.
We have been hearing about the emergency landing, crashes related to the aircrafts in service. The fleet of around 100 AN-32s are said to be acquired during 1984-1991 and have been upgraded. The recent one to crash is the AN-32 aircraft that went missing form Johrat on June 3, now today the wreckage has been spotted.
Is age and mechanical failure of the aircrafts proving too costly for IAF?