It's okay. Sorry on my behalf tooOk i might have miss read that. Sorry for calling you dumbo.
We're talking about LCA MK1A with Uttam MK1. A non-AESA F-16 has no chance of picking Tejas MK1A before Tejas detects it.AESA radars are no magic bullet. Limitation of aperture will be there for smaller fighters. A non AESA F-16 will pickup LCA with EL/M-2052.
Uttam MK1 variant with 7** TRMs tracked another Tejas at around 140kms. Yes 140kms! Now the production Uttam MK1A will come online with ~936 TRM variant. That should track another Tejas from around 160kms. And it'll come with the 2nd most devastating BVR missile after Meteor aka i-Derby ER. A non AESA F-16 has no chance of detecting/tracking Tejas from that long distance, whilst Tejas will track F-16 over 160kms distance and will be able to blow it out of air using Derby ER or Astra MK2 even at that distance.
Tejas MK1A isn't a joke. It's a seriously capable "multi-role" fighter. IAF has made the right call, we must support it.