It will atleast create some momentum in thousands of families working in defence industry to vote for Modiji and also spread word but that may be a stretch and most true Indian patriots do care but they will vote for Modiji anyway.Infra affects the common man=votes. National security doesn’t gain a single votes it can only lose them if you screw up like 26/11.
Indian public isn’t paying attention, they don’t k ow what an ALH is or the games they played against Arjun. Let’s also be real- the IAF pegging the project to go back to LCA nomenclature after they used MWF for a while means most won’t even see the significance in the first flight of the MK.2. It’ll be seen as just another Tejas, IAF’s goal accomplished.
PMO isn’t giving much attention to MoD because it just isn’t a priority of this govt (backed up by the decline in defence spending as a % of GDP under their term)