The french del was the best for India. Else France wouldn't have won it. Moreover, i don't see any power that will sell its core engine tech to another country NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PAY FOR IT. Since that's a sector every country with a reliable fighter jet engine technology( there a very select few of them anyway which can be counted with one hand)) guards this like their life depended on it. So it's not a French thing. India won't get this from any other power either. Else the Russians would have sold their jet engine tech to India and China long ago. The US wont help them either in this aspect.Not clear, but the CAG has asked the Indian MoD to figure it out.
I guess the MoD will ask Dassault and MBDA. Of course, the latter two can stick the finger but India will then cut them out of their next fighter purchase.
In any case, the CAG put some butts on the hot seat.
New Delhi had sought high-powered engines under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative but US is 'unwilling' to transfer high-end technology.
AT most there can be some cooperation in some sectors in helping in this endeavour but in no instances will there be a transfer of core engine technology. Same thing will happen between our help for Turkey in Building their engine needed for their TF-X 5th generation fighter jet. They will have to do the core parts themselves and this requires massive investment and time. So they should be prepare to be in it for the long haul since it will easily take decades to mature(that's assuming they will stick to it to the end).