In reading the thread about the Tejas LCA i came across the statement that it is a replacement for the ageing mig 21's in the force. Even from abroad i have often read that the mig 21 was dubbed the flying coffin. I have hear and read about the frequent loss of precious life of pilots , men in who a lot of investment and taxpayers money must have been spent. I alos have heard the various officers and government officials repeatedly deny there was anything wrong with the mig 21. since when was the defacto admission made , implicit in the fact that the Tejas is to replace the mig21 ? and has there been any governmtnet statement to the fact ? has there ever been any kind of inquiriy regarding the numerous loss of life ? Most grateful for your replies and comments.