Red Bull’s Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aircraft perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Aero India 2013—AP

Red Bull’s Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aircraft perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Aero India 2013—AP

Red Bull’s Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aircraft perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Aero India 2013—AP

Editorial

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.