IN being misled by IAF in opting for a similar aircraft as the one opted by IAF. The major performance shortfalls of both the fighters will rule them out as an option for the two STOBAR carriers.OK.... But then what's the alternative. More migs or n-lca ( which was deemed unsuitable) or LSA (which is a paper plane as of now)
IMHO..... If India wants to throw a sweeter to Uncle Sam I would much rather we get the super hornet rather than the viper. At least it's a very potent naval platform.
Although I strongly feel that the Rafale will win this one too if they have a solution for the wings