Well I would not suggest the MiG-35 for the MMRCA. There are too many Russian platforms already in our Air force. Thus when the MiG 35 wins we will be an all Russian air force. This will give Russia the strategic leverage. India, a growing power in the region cannot allow another country to dictate terms to it. So the MiG 35 is a strict no-no. And the MiG 35 is another souped up MiG 29.
The MiG 21s cannot be used as bomber escort as they are being used as the principle point defence. They also lack the range required for escort of bombers. The M-MRCA will be the principle bomb delivery system in the IAF for the near future. The Mirage 2000s which are upgraded to the 2005 standards will be the major multirole aircraft and will compliment the MMRCA winner. The SU 30MKI will be the Air Dominance fighter which will be flown for multi-role purposes.
The PAK-FA will compliment the MiG 29SMT in Air superiority. The DARIN 3 upgraded Jaguars might be used for close air support along with the MiG 27 DARIN 2 upgrades. The LCA will be the main interceptor with secondary ground attack role.
The C-17 will be the heavy lift transport along with the IL 76 which will form the lo end of heavy-lift. The AN-32 will be replaced by the MTA co-developed by Russia and India. The C 130J will be for special ops team only.
The Indian LCH will be the mainstay of the combat helicopter division of the Air force being supplemented by the Mi 35. I prefer the KA 52 for this as it is a beast of a machine. The Mi 28N is as good as the Apache. But Ka 52 with its Co-axial rotor is far more agile.
first i would like to say is that Mig 35 IS THE BEST COMBAT AIRCRAFT IN MMRCA comeptition .,....cheap ...IAF is using Mig 29 already so no need for new infastructure and traning ....and it is not some modified version of Mig 29 ..it is entirely new combat aircraft with TVC and ASEA radar with new generation missile ..russia has always supported us and not imposed any sanctions unlike USA ....yeh i was wrong in Mig 21 view ...they are getting phased out already....MMRCA would not only be gorund attack ..also second in line for offence and recon purpose also
and yeh KA 52 is better than the appache