On the one hand we complain about declining squadron strength and XI Jinping making life difficult for us and
On the Other we dont order more planes
Have we got MANY hidden undeclared squadrons
Both GoI and IAF are on the same page with respect to bringing more jets in. But decision making has been quite slow, some because of the govt, some because of the IAF, some because of the scientific community, and so on...
Stuff that should have been completed during UPA was never done. For example, either MRCA or MMRCA should have been signed in the 10-year term under UPA. With the exception of 40 LCA, zero jets were signed under them. FGFA also went nowhere. While the govt failed to deliver jets then, the scientific community failed to deliver the LCA as well. So the impact of the double whammy was felt under the Modi govt.
Under Modi, after the Rafale GTG, we are now working towards Mk1A, extra Mig-29s, MRFA and Mk2. Two of those shouldn't have been in the list. At the very least, Mk1A should have been signed in the first term, but was single-handedly delayed by HAL.