The strike is well over the 48[SUP]th[/SUP] day. It has put a whole lot of passengers to great inconvenience and allowed other airlines to manipulate fares to make a killing. It has tarnished the image of India, it being a national carrier. Are the pilots justified in their demands? Are the pilots justified for going on strike? Is the Govt and the Minister correct in taking the stand the Govt and the Minister has taken? If the Govt blinks, is there any guarantee that the pilots will not go another strike another day as they have been doing over the years and the Govt blinking first every time? I heard the Minister on TV that the Air India pilots are the highest paid pilots in the world and this could not be refuted by the representative of the Indian Pilots Guild on that show.