Talk and talk and when cannot talk on the stuff anymore, create some new stuff so you can keep talking. Pretty much the working of IAF-MoD for last 2 decades imo.But eventually that's the reason for such stupid reports which are only too eagerly picked up by the uniformed media to have a sensational story? Instead of pointing towards exactly this issue, years of mismanagement, failures and delays on behalf of the industry, the IAF's and MoD's over-bureaucratic decision making process and the real issues, it is much easier to claim such a bombastic story.
Only 3 out of 6 Jaguar squadrons are to go Darin 3 update. The rest 3 originally acquired in 1980 will be retired. They have almost reached the end of their life.Nonsense. We've been over this before. No nation would sell it's nuclear secrets in the open, india's missiles are the backbone of it's nuclear detterent. Why would we even develop missiles if we can't mount them. You seem to be lacking common sense
IAF will actually lose 4 squadrons till 2030. Mig29s , Jags , Mirage 2000s will be kept flying till 2035. Mig21s will be replaced by 4 squadrons of tejas mk1a on order. Meanwhile AMCA and Tejas Mk2 will replace the mirage , mig 29 and Jag squadrons
The first Mig29 to go UPG were delivered in 2012. So by 2030 the 1st Mig29UPG squadron will retire.