- Mar 5, 2019
There is a big difference between being operational and being able to undertake high tempo high endurance operations when shit hits the roof. Vikramaditya is just a trainer carrier. That's itIns vikramaditya will remain operational for it's full service life . People who think IN has given up on it are smoking hash. It's issues are being addressed continuously.
Mig29k will also remain in service and will undergo mid life upgrades by 2026 which may include aesa radar and new weapons.
For Vikrant rafale m or f18 will be bought soon. Number are reduced to 36 since tedbf is in development .
TEDBF will replace mig29k once in service and will operate from vikramaditya and IAC-2 .
Anything else is pure speculation which is useless.