Wrong. Su-30 now has almost same level of indigenous content like Tejas (70%+).So already Tejas order reduced before production even started? Assembling SU-30s is very different from home manufacturing your own plan, are you able to understand this. "boy"!?
That was just Dhanoa obediently following politicla masters orders as poltical leaderhip was facing criticism due to giving Ambani and not HAL Rafale offsets deal.IAF Chief Dhanoa in 2019
“IAF has not shifted any goal posts as alleged
Not real shortcomings as even with them its specs are higher that JFT blk 2. But IAF wanted Blk3 lvl aircraft from beginning itself.
- he Mk 1 version of the aircraft fell short on many counts like the user requirement of a trainer aircraft, inadequate electronic warfare capability, performance sub-optimalities related to the functioning of radar warning receiver, missile approach warning system, weight specifications, inadequate protection to pilot from front side, under powered engines and so on.
- It was intimated by the HAL and ADA that most of the above shortcomings will be addressed in the upgraded version of Tejas called Mk 1A ( interim version) and a subsequently advanced Tejas Mk 2 which will be developed as a Medium weight Fighter aircraft
Nonethless this thread is abiut sheer manaudacruring might of HAL and production stats (300 Dhruvs, 222 incl. 112 fron 100% raw materials prove it)