Superior in angle of attack
Thrust to weight ratio
Superior in operational capacity and weapon integration
Not superior in the angle of attack. They're the SAME.
In fact, with the digital FCS and complete carefree handling, a Tejas pilot is safer from ever departing controlled flight. Only the most advanced 4th gen fighters have this feature.
As for T/W ratio, they're the same as well. Nearly similar empty weight and nearly similar max thrust.
Tejas - Derby BVRAAM, R-73E, Israeli LGBs, dumb bombs. Astra Mk1 integration on-going, NG-ARM, SAAW to be integrated and the Brahmos NG when it's ready.
I can't see how the JF-17 is ahead except for the anti-shipping missile capability it possesses.
Tejas Mk1 is already inducted into squadron service and all squadron pilots have the Elbit DASH HMDS with R-73E as of now. With Tejas Mk1A, they'll get the ASRAAM WVRAAM missile, which is acknowledged as a very capable WVRAAM with near BVR ranges.HMD usefulness is within visual range combat..thunder doesnt need it as these are days of BVR never the less it will be available soon much before tejas is inducted..
Thunder is unstable in 1 acess..it doesnt need FBW in all acess..but the block 3 has it.
By time tejas comes into play the oldest thundrs will be 20 yrs old.
Comparing tejas to jf17b1/2 is moot point since jf17b3 is already IN PRODUCTION WHILE TEJAS MK1A hasnt been signed yet
Right now the IAF uses Derby BVRAAM but Astra Mk1 integration is in process for the Tejas Mk1 fleet and for the Mk1A, we'll get the Astra Mk2 and in a few years, SFDR, which is the Indian equivalent of the Meteor BVRAAM. Astra Mk2 tests are to be started this year. Max range for the dual pulse Astra Mk2 is ~150 km. SFDR will have significantly higher range, thanks to it being a Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet missile.
The Tejas Mk1 itself is already considered to be one of the best air to ground strike fighter in IAF inventory, from IAF exercises where it beat Su-30MKI and Mirage-2000s. Best range scores, most accurate bombing. Now with the AESA radar, this will only improve! Litening LDP has been integrated with the Tejas Mk1 for nearly a decade now. Full mature system that gives the pilot one of the best air to ground targeting devices.
There is no proof that the JF-17 Blk 3 has full FBW since China hasn't revealed it's specifications as yet. All of it is just fanboy speculation as of now.