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Video discussion: The recent spate of airline accidents. A cause for worry? #MH17

I had a chance to participate in a Boom News’ panel discussion hosted by noted journalist Govindraj Ethiraj, focussing on the issue of passenger safety in the wake of the MH17 shoot-down in Ukraine, and the crashes of Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali and TranAsia flight GE222 in Makung, Taiwan.

Enjoy the 30 minute program, and do share your thoughts on subject and the developments. Are you concerned with the recent spate of crashes? Do you find air travel less safe? What are your views on Russia arming Ukrainian separatists with advanced missile systems.

You might want to take a pinch of salt on some of the suggestions like arming civilian airliners with a missile defence system. The SA-11 Buk missile system makes many modern fighter pilots sweat, a slow lumbering airliner is no match for this type of missile.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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