I think there is a decent chance that India will get F-35 eventually. Sometime around the end of the decade the real timelines for AMCA and TEDBF will become clear, and this will in turn prompt a new round of foreign lobbying and thirsting from the services, this time for VLO combat aircraft. The Americans haven't yet been willing to offer F-35 to India, but a decade from now things could well look rather different, with the impending arrival of US 6th-generation aircraft putting F-35 in a similar "technological risk" profile by 2035 as F-16 and Super Hornet were when they were first offered to India back in the late 2000s. The increasing availability of such solutions from other vendors, particularly Russia, will also play into the calculations of the American establishment, as will the actual or potential induction of Chinese or Turkish VLO combat aircraft in Pakistani service. Meanwhile, we can expect the United States to continue to attempt to bring India fully under its umbrella to act as a bulwark against China. Indeed, the impetus for this is probably going to be considerably greater a decade from now as it begins to dawn on even the most fervent American nationalists that China is more "peer" than "near".