We need to get ahead of the curve and try to enter a JV for VCE tech. That way we won't play catch-up and our aviation industry would remain up to date.Kaveri is following its own path. The AMCA engine will give us the know-how and know-why for future programs.
And if the Americans provide 100% ToT for F414, then they are a shoo-in for AMCA's engine as well.
Without VCE tech, we won't be able to start our next generation air dominance program aka MKI replacement, IMHO.