Best to leave our political inclinations aside.
My political inclination is right wing Hindu nationalism and capitalism. But I didn't mean to point out that by the reply. What I did mean that the idea among general ruling class that the lives of certain sections of Indian society are slightly less in worth if they are not large and United enough to form a vote bank.
I am not asking vvip chopper to be something out of a marvel movie. What I simply mean is that there are safety features, some in use in Dhruv MK3 even , which are considered a bare minimum in any vvip craft. And the vvip of India do travel in the same Mi17 fleet. Including our prime minister.
It took almost losing our financial capital in 2008 to make us realise the importance of coastal security.
Maybe death of a vvip politician or his/her son/daughter is what the citizens need , to realise that soldiers are not just for dieing. That is not meant to be their destiny.