The IAF operates old jets today because a replacement is not yet available. Not because the IAF believes in old is gold.
I somehow believe that " Officially " MKI production has ended , but it will still go on
Only Additional Su 30s can give us some Head Room , while we wait for More Rafales and LCAs
Do we have plan for any Heavy category fighter in future? SU57 plans for IAFis already shelved i beleive.
Its literally 21's scenario. In 21's case,No proper aircraft replacement program for a point intercepter. MKI's case, there is no proper plan for a heavy category long range fighter program to replace MkI.
MKI will Not be replaced till 2040
Only AMCA can replace MKI