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Skywatcher

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With the Tejas Mk2's size increase putting it close in size to the F-21 and the Gripen, I don't think those two jets have a very good chance of getting selected by the IAF.
 

Xsizor

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With the Tejas Mk2's size increase putting it close in size to the F-21 and the Gripen, I don't think those two jets have a very good chance of getting selected by the IAF.
Plus the fact that they already have Rafales ordered. Another aircraft type is going to be a maintenance nightmare. Why even bother?
 

Gloire_bb

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Plus the fact that they already have Rafales ordered. Another aircraft type is going to be a maintenance nightmare. Why even bother?
At this point i believe they think the opposite: the more, the merrier!

-Jaguar...Tejas 2
-mig-29UPG
-Rafale
-Su-30MKI
-Tejas-1
-Mig-21 Bison...Tejas-1a
-Mirage-2000I...Tejas-2

7 positions w/o even a single engine repeat.(apart from MiG-29K, but that's navy)
To put it bluntly, they don't even have all that many options to create fully new supply chains.
F-21 is one of few chances to actually make it! "Completely new, in and out"(c)LM.
 

Hyperwarp

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Nirbhay LACM test fired -
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INDIAN OCEAN (April 15, 2019) An Indian navy P8I Poseidon aircraft conducts a low altitude fly-by alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Indian Navy. Spruance is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
 

by78

Lieutenant General
The third P-15B launch. Something looks amiss here... It will be a long time before she's commissioned, probably not until the second half of the 2020s, at the earliest.

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Xsizor

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Why are the Indians so fond of these kind of "flat top" launches?! o_O
Because flat tops ( hulls) are all they can make. This is the only part of the ship that may be termed an indigenous achievement. They have some subsystems that are indigenous here and there but majority of critical technologies- engine, AESA radars etc come from outside . It is due to this reason (among many others) that their first aircraft carrier is yet to become operational.
 

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