If Pakistanis establish their foothold again in afghan through taliban, after a frustrated american withdrawl. We would be required to provide air power for northern alliance ground operations from tajikistan base, in a terrain such as afghan u can't find vital, strategic targets to use mig-27, jaguar, su-30 or even any eventual mmrca winner. So bombers will play a vital role in such a theatre. Long range bombers capable of helping potential allies like vietnam, if its sea fight takes a terrain dimension. Even chinese submarines that could stalk those shores can be repulsed using there machines. Indian navy has leased tu-22 m bombers for maritime reconasance if they find it to be worth the buck who knows they may quietly initiate the next generation bomber program with russia.