U made a statement regarding rafale so i added that. Secondly i m not flip flopping just was pointing out that since no one has correct info so neither u nor others are right or wrong. So u should not portray like that which u did. I am not supporting any theories here as facts available are limited.You are flipping on both side while admitting not privy to correct information. If Inducting him back into services can be done for sake of good optics then making him the fall guy can also be done to hide so called failures.
Everything you add in your argument in this case availability of Rafale is to help strengthen your main argument. Better not add unnecessary weight when writing and make illogical assertion given Rafale has totally diffrent roles than first respondent Jets for quick scrambling and intercepts.
What we are taking here is a dog fight which resulted in score on both the sides. Just keep it simple like that.