This is a historical fact that Hindus being vegetarians cant fly the planes very high. The Indian Air Force planes have, thus, justifiably earned the sobriquet of 'flying coffins. Because of their incompetence and due to this fear of flying, the Russian-built MIG 15, MIG, 17 MIG 21 & MIG 29 have turned into jalopies in the hands of Indian pilots who have turned the Russian aircraft industry upside down. After having accomplished that, the Indian pilots are now destroying the reputation of the Russian-built Sukhoi-27 & Sukhoi-30, the pride of Russian air warfare technology. That is quite understandable for those who know that India has been unable to produce a single fast bowler thus far in cricket. -AFTAB ALAM, Swat, December 3.