Kargil was almost 20 years ago and cockpits have come a long way especially 4+ gen planes....software eventually finds a way to make everything inefficient and expensive and extremely complex and attracts mediocre talent at the bottom level. To me Tejas cockpit seems to be optimal and few smaller dedicated screens are better than one or two large mfd's that keep refreshing....its weird how visual and muscle memory trains the instincts. I think it will be interesting to see how AI will simplify the layouts but my experience tells me, nothing changes and bloat keeps taking over more and more2 things here:
1> It need not be an ipad type full touch bonanza. Thats actually a problem.
2> an important issue with smaller multiple mfd displays is that LDP/munition sensor image isn't very clear. Raghu Nambiar described this to Shiv Aroor when he talked about his Kargil ops. Its on Shiv's youtube channel.
The point here is that a configurable LAD should let the pilot prioritize what info he sees specific to the mission. It could be radar picture, or sar view, or ldp view, etc. But it shouldnt allow too much hyper customization either, along with 100% ipad like touch ability. That will reduce the utiliy aspect of the display and make it more cumbersome to operate and configure.