It's not just that, Indians are masters of trying to fight the last war. They really think in 10 years we will be content with AMRAAMS and F-16s, that is what they are planing for.Plus any additional F16 block 70 or V standard will give additional punch to PAF
If we able to get AIM-120C7 or may be D , it will be power punch along with PL15 in BRVs
PAF sees itself in 10 years as moving on a generation. Cyber, AI, Networking and stealth may well mean IAF Rafales flying blind and being blastes out of the sky like IAF MIG-21s were. Their lack on investment in critical capabilities is shocking. They even needed UAE/French refuellers for the ferry flight for their Rafs.
SU-30 is early 90's tech, they think this can cope with AESA/PL-15 combo.
Guys live on a fantasy world.