TOT is screwgiri and thats true. It will just help us up our skilled workforce and save some money as it will be done in country.M88 TOT is just screw drivergiri. I still don't understand why french proposed to replace Kaveri's core with theirs when our core is working fine and when the real problem is with afterburner. They should work on afterburner right? I doubt whether french tried to fix the problems with afterburner or not.
Thats the reason i think afterburner is fine. News came out few months back that India asked for afterburner section from M 88 to improve on overall thrust. I guess that might not be much business for safran so they pushed for core. By what we can gather kaveri engine is fine with both core and afterburner as of now but its underpowered for fighter jet.