IAF has warmed up to Su-57M as it has started flying from last year. IAF was always waiting for Type-30. Russians expect to get delivery of Su-57M in their service from 2024/25 onwards.Frankly for a nation which's just started producing turbofans to replace Russian ones on their fleet , to have suddenly developed one that can possess super cruise features is a bit hard to digest but I sincerely hope IAF considers the J-20 to have super cruise whenever they evaluate it so that they can come up with a better than optimum solution for it .
IAF has realized the threat of VLO fighters that China now possesses. Even our MKI is getting upgraded to deal with PLAAF. Rafale already is capable of thrashing them. Su-57M or HAL produced Su-57MKI would be our tip of the trident. Let's hope a deal is signed soon.