People, it has been 3 years since we all have been hearing about HAL's IJT-36 Sitara that is going to replace the Kiran now and then. However one thing I don't understand: When will it get into IAF and IN? The design is complete, the Russian AL-55 engines are doing good and proven, the aircraft has even performed once or twice, then what is stopping IAF from taking it? Earlier there was engine and hydraulics problem but now they say it is solved. So why the delay in IOC? It is not going to play the role of Tejas to go to serious weaponization tests except a few types of dumb bombs or MRLs. Anyone has any information on Sitara? Thanks.