wait are you the guy who claims to be some hot shot IAF official?Kid, You are free to use 2000 as bench mark but I will continue using 1986 as it is the year from which both side started using 4th gen hence it is the real benchmark
Im so glad to know such low IQ indiots serve in IAF.
Are you sure you want to include 260 su-30 and 20 LCA in 1980s and 1990s crash rate that were inducted after 2000? Do you know how stupid you sound?
Despite sanctions on Pakistan in 1990s PAF managed to clock 270+ hours per F-16 from 1994 to 2005. This has significantly increased knowing PAF has sufficient spare parts supply after new F-16 deal.Your “real comparison” is seriously flawed because Pakistan did not induct all 85 F16s at the same time - ditto for Indian Su30s.
the only meaningful comparison is accidents per flight hour.
F-16 Fighting Falcon News
Pakistani F-16s reach 100,000 accident free flight hours
October 4, 2005 (by Asif Shamim) - A three-member delegation of Pratt & Whitney called on Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force at Air Headquarters to present a plaque to the Chief of the Air Staff in recognition of flying the F-16, for over 100,000 accident-free flight hours.
Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton, executive vice president, presented a plaque to the Chief of the Air Staff in recognition of flying the F-16, for over 100,000 accident-free flight hours.
They also commended the maintenance, quality control and flight safety standards of the PAF, which made this achievement possible.
Retired Gen. Lloyd Newton, along with Gen. (R) William J Begert, Vice President and Warren Boley, Vice President, remained with Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Sadaat, Chief of Air Staff for some time and discussed matters pertaining to mutual and professional interest.
Here is something interesting
So IAF Su-30 total service life is just 6000 hours
For 30 years in service would be 200 hours per year
or 40 years of service would be just 150.
A Su-30MKI is overhauled after flying 1,500 hours or 14 years, whichever is earlier. Over its total service life of 6,000 flying hours or 30-40 years, each fighter undergoes three overhauls. Eventually, the IAF's fleet of 272 Su-30MKIs will undergo 816 overhauls - three per fighter.