If Modi trust LCA, he won't have to start the single engine tender, won't he?The retarded IAF leadership will soon realize how deceitful the Americans are.
Srsly though order a few more Rafels & double the order for LCA, this is the only way to develop a homegrown aerospace industry.
Better invest in LCA & develop our aerospace industry.
The issue is that LCA is untrustworthy and it's likely that it's role will be limited to moral boosting in parades. It's not combat ready. That is why India want single engine foreign plane.
India will soon realize that no one will part core tech except technology that India can easily develop. As a result, India will be relegate to manufacturer planes in deals and situation no different than MKI today.
The question now becomes if India is going to assemble planes, which one will it choose?