Indian Air Force Aerobatic team “Sarang” performs during the Aero India at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

Indian Air Force Aerobatic team “Sarang” performs during the Aero India at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

Indian Air Force Aerobatic team “Sarang” performs during the Aero India at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.