I was talking about an old statement from jai jaganath where he said that "the tfx may fly before mk2"
Lol let it. Imagine thinking the Turks who haven’t even designed a 4th gen fighter will be able to put a 5th gen fighter into service so quickly. Making the airframe is one thing but having all the systems signed off is quite another. The Turks definitely seem to have much more streamlined systems and a more supportive local user but let’s not kid ourselves.
Similar story for the KFX (although the Koreans have good experience with the FA50)
let’s me honest. We wouldn’t all have an issue with these timelines fluctuating if the IAF hadn’t absolutely screwed their fleet, the AMCA is needed ASAP because between now and 2035 the only confirmed inductions will be 80 odd LCA MK.1A and however many MK.2 they feel like ordering
in the meantime the MiGs (21 and 29) will be phased out, the Jag fleet substantially scaled down, the M2K fleet on its last legs and the SU30 fleet barely being relevant without major upgrades
if they’d ordered 200 LCA MK1A and 36-54 more Rafales it would be a completely different picture but their demand for 114++ MRFA or nothing has led to this urgency