TBH Mk1/1A is a lot smaller than J10/F16 and is L-MRCA. J10 is M-MRCA with higher thrust engine, higher payload, fuel capacity, bigger AESA radar and more hard points.
So it’s unfair comparison. As said above Mk2/MWF is the real competition of J10 category MRCA. It has a good chance to outperform J10 in almost all performance parameters.
In a simulated battle between J11 and Saab Gripen C, Griprn won all the BVR fights against J11 though J11 prevail in close combat. Same thing will happen between J10 and Mk1A. So far as AESA is concern, KLJ 7 is a shit and only as good as ELTA 2032 PESA with detection range of 170 km for 5 Sq meter target. UTTAM is a far better radar. J10 C will gave have advantage over Tejas because TVC but that will be offseted with HMD , high instantaneous turn rate and deadly Paython 5. which can be directed towards J10 without Tejas' nose pointing towards J10.
Using Tejas will be too costly for war. We will throw Kadi Ninda and Ghor Ninda missiles in response to thousands of CMs and BMs flying into India in the first 30 minutes of any conflict.
We are comparing 2 planes, from where dose BM comes in?