No, different issue.Isn't this the same for HAL? Not enough orders?
Dassault's production line has the capacity of 36 Rafale annually at full rate. The lack of order force them to keep low production speed. If there is a war tomorrow, they can expand the production over 100 per year in short period of notice.
HAL, on the other hand, is still on its learning curve. They lack the experience, man power, equipment to set up a high volume production line. In other words, even if a 200 order is put down, their will still be struggling to increase their production for a long time.
Well, the MKIs were rolled out from a Russian designed & built production line. Most of problems have been fixed by Russians, the production line is fully matured. The LCA production line, however, have to be done by Indians: what equipment you need to import, how often the equipment need to be maintained, is the raw material right for higher volume production, etc, etc.For context, spitfire said India is useless in production and SAAB can help us in that aspect. But afaik HAL has managed to deliver the MKIs on schedule. So, on what you said, shouldn't that be holding true for HAL too? As the problem lies in the number of orders and not HAL's capability in production. Of course, by no means I am saying HAL is as capable as Dassault.
Putting a product from lab into mass production is a complicated, it will be even more complicated if the product is a modern jet.