MMRCA is a investment for the future.All depend of the Quantity of the order.
Small Qty => low investments possible => fewer components made in India.
In the MMRCA (1 or 2) case, it is possible to create tools and bench, to invest in some machines so as to produce more parts.
But the high difference of the man pay roll betwwen India and France can open wide possibility.
HAL is the only negative in developing MMRCA.
Involve engineering companies like l&t, crompton greaves, Godrej , walchand, kakyani etc. Basically the suppliers of ISRO.
Totally sideline HAL.
These companies are very practical and know what can be developed inhouse and what has to be sourced from outside.
The so called Chinese HSR are all using MNC bearings till now , as the Chinese have no reliable bearings for speeds above 160 kmph. Dont waste time in inventing the wheel for the MMRCA. Leave that for the next iteration.
Biggest loser in India is the tata group that has invested 150000 crores in uk in the last 12 years and has lost most if it. Ratan tata is the worst head tata has ever had.