"According to source from Indian DM, India may drop the purchase of French Rafale in order to allocate the money to procure American F-35. With the delay of PAK-FA development and China's fast progress in J20, J31 and rumored J18, Indian Air Force claimed it was under huge pressure to induct a stealthy fighter as soon as possible. Meanwhile, it will increase funds in acquiring more advanced Super Su30MKIs and indigenous smaller advanced combat aircraft. F35 are facing cancelling of orders from many countries such as Canada and Holland, Indian will take this opportunity to go directly with already available 5 gen fighters." Is this true? This might be a good idea though. Poor French, they may already paid the kickback.