The Indian Air Force’s Big Problem: Not Enough Pilots!
https://thediplomat.com/2015/04/the-ind ... gh-pilots/
April 30, 2015
Furthermore, the IAF’s current fighter aircraft to pilot ratio is 1 : 0.81.”Our sanctioned strength for [combat] pilots is less than that of our adversaries,” the report said, adding that the Pakistan Air Force’s fighter aircraft to pilot ratio was 1 : 2.5, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reported.
And this is another growing problem. A problem big enough that even the Air Chief mentioned it.
Not enough done in aviation medicine field: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 057778.cms
Nov 14, 2019
The IAF chief also spoke about the fatigue and lack of sleep among pilots due to mobile phones and social media. "Technology has not only just revolutionised the working environment but also the social ethos and customs. Mobiles, iPads, etc. are just with everybody. And we have to find ways to discourage young pilots to stay away from this late at night. We have to find ways to recognizing who hasn't had the enough sleep," said the Air Chief Marshal.