- Dec 24, 2015
The link between Qatar and Pak are clear. It is possible that a pak pilot came in the Qatar air force in exchange....I don't think that the IAF views Qatar as an enemy. Yes they do have Pakis working directly in their Air Force due to the shortage of personnel overall, but there was a clause inserted by the French on India's insistence to not allow Pakis to fly Rafales in Qatari service.
As such, it'll only give the Pakis a good idea on how good the Rafale really is and how big a threat it is to their mediocre JF-17s and their F-16s.
Developing tactics against the Rafale and Meteor is a natural process of that. I don't think that there's much that can be done about that.
IAF's experience with Western Air Forces, especially the RSAF gave lots of insights that helped developed anti-AMRAAM tactics which is why no Su-30MKI was shot down despite 4-5 AMRAAMs being fired at them.
The sole thing I'm quite sure is that the Indian Rafale are more evoluted than Qatar ones, and that you probably have a wieder access to the elctronic mesasures, countermeasures, data banks,... than Qatar air force. They lack of this kind of specialists and rely deeply on west company for that.