He said there can't be "One size fits all" approach when it comes to providing solutions to different forces so we'll make 9-10 prototypes in the next couple of years including twin-boom pusher config. But never heard of it since then.Yes. That’s the lecture I am referring to; and Prasad is no longer project director.
During the lecture he made it pretty clear that the twin engined config was only for testing avionics and controls. The final config will be pusher. Somehow no one reads/listens to details - fan boys everywhere continue to fantasize missiles being slung next-to/under the twin engines (not physically possible).
Also (Unfortunately) Saurau Jha is an ultimate jingo. He normally disregards physics principles and hails anything and everything that comes out of Indian stables - irrespective of how malformed they are.
Rustom 2 may still be in for short endurance surveillance.