Lets not live in any illusion. The MCA is just a concept right now. Even the design is not finalized. There was a design in circulation for years before a new one just came up on Aero India. Im all for developing indigenous products, but shoving aside the MRCA for the MCA is going to hurt us very hard. The MRCAs will be midway into its induction when the MCAs first prototype comes up. That is if the government goes ahead with its development. Our squad strength is down to 32 and will be to 28 in the next few years. We cannot take a chance with something thats just a concept. The LCA is a completely different thing. Putting in an AESA, and other avionics, it can serve as a 4.5 gen aircraft for quite sometime. We can learn from this and get the MCA to add numbers later on. But again its a question of if. Remember that we are also committed to the PAKFA.