well delays may not be ruled out considering the complexities involved. better to wait on that. but to cancel a programme in lieu of MCA which is not even in design stage is a bit too far fetched. plus it gives indian aviation specialists loads of experience for MCA. PAKFA is a reality in tech demo stage while MCA is not even in design stage. 5 or more billion dollar, india can afford in current circumstances. gorshkov controversy has been made bigger than it deserves. india's ex chief is on record that it is worth the monies being spent. he infact challenged people to get a similar AC with the revised cost from any one. he offered a blank cheque!! agree but the issue is it is still not out of the box. right now indians are busy operationalising LCA 1 now and LCA2 later. MCA is only after that. no problem. atleast russia cares more than anybody else. considering they have india as their biggest market, it only serves their interest. as for the critical components, india is still behind. will only gain with this programme. that is exactly why this programme is a joint venture. post its success, india will be in a good position to be an aerospace power. mere capital infusion in india is not going to help because it is still behind in critical areas like radars, engines. while capital won't be an issue considering india's present growth, it is the experience in such projects which is going to help india to set up a base for r&d for the future. hence PAKFA cancellation for MCA is not even worth a thought from an indian pov.