Vivek K wrote:Ok - can you back that up with the differences in an exercise vs operational environment? What changes - expectations of performance are the same.
An exercise is planned well in advance while the expectation of performance is the same the foundations of that performance are a lot more solid.
The logistics planning is a very core part of that and in the case of a new platform certain additional fail-safes could be taken.
Deployment in anger or where there is very little reaction can sometimes throw up unexpected situation that all the planning / strategising in the world did not. Sometimes planners will also have to take calculated risks - that may or may not pay off.
What I am saying is that LCA did fantastically well in Gaganshakti.
That does not mean that it has to do well in Op Deployment - especially as this is the first such deployment. This is a new platform and we will keep learning about its charms as the marriage of the LCA and the IAF becomes stronger. Some fantastic and seductive charms and some not so good.