You think the only way to put an aircraft (or remove it) is to fly and land it?
24 MiG-29k is the max for both, as for TEDBF, Vikrant could carry maybe 1 more than 24, nothing significant.
Accha? 300 & 303 were to be shared between Vikky & Vikrant but now it's a problem as per you? You know what the problem would be? Operating more than 1 type of fixed wing fighter from the small cope slopes. MRCBF & MiG-29k will embark on separate carriers (Vikky & Vikrant), operating both from 1 for long duration is retarded.
Can you share the source for the 72 MRCBF, 100 make in India (don't share it for 29k) & 200?
60 TEDBF are more than enough for both the carriers.
TEDBF will be capable of being launched by a catapult period. It's already being thought about early in the design phase.
TEDBF won't be replacing MRCBF jets altogether. It will be replacing them on our carriers, IAC-2 included. MRCBF jets can be used for coastal defence at a naval air station.
The argument of "replacement must always be far superior" seems v poor when when you realise it's more feasible to get a standard jet for our carriers.
Let's not go beyond 2040 for now.
Do you think the govt will sanction a fleet of 4 carriers for you to build "IAC-3" & keep using Vikky? No.
Vikky will be retired around 2040 as it should be. Old hulls are a pain in the *censored*, let's not repeat Viraat.
For a short while yes.
Which aircraft will be better for IN, Rafale Or F18?