In my opinion it can at the most be classified as an attack aircraft........it neither has the range ,nor the payload capacity to be called a DPSA. A DPSA must have a range exceeding 1000 km , and a large payload capacity . But the combat radius of the Jaguar is only about 500 km without external fuel tanks ,and with them ( which reduces the weapons it carries to only 2000 kg ) ,it is only 800 km. In the earlier days our Jaguars did not even have external refuelling pods to extend their range. Its payload capacity is only 4000 kg. Even the f-16 has more payload capacity ,at 5000 kg. Now real DPSA aircraft are tornado , f-15E strike eagle , sukhoi 24 , sukhoi 34 etc. They have combat radius of 1400-1800 km and can carry 8000 to 10,000 kg of weapons. While the mig 27 can be called a close air support aircraft at the most,the jaguar is an attack aircraft only.........if DPSA capability is possessed by any aircraft with us , it is by the sukhoi-30 ,which has a combat radius ( without refuelling ,but with external tanks ) of 1500 km ,and a payload of 8000kg.