For a country the size of India, 36 Rafale aircraft are just not enough. Indonesia ordered 80 just now.
India took 15 years to get 36 aircraft. While Qatar and Egypt which started negotiations recently already have same numbers.
This shows how slow and out of tune India's procurement is.
Also, for Indian members. Before you brag about who you are, just remember Feb 27th, 2019. PAF outclassed India. Your services chiefs, with grim faces, were complaining to USA holding AIM-120C5 shrapnel. This means the BVR missile killed your aircraft. This missile by the way has a very high kill ratio. So definitely your Su-30MKI was shot down, which you indirectly admitted.
We just bough 6 planes and the foreign loan is not even activated yet LOL
Wet dream from our defense minister, Prabowo Subianto, doesnt mean it will be translated into order. Indonesia government is very economics oriented since 1968 under Soeharto regime and even continue until this Jokowi administration.
Those MinDef plan need screening and approval from both Minister of Planning and Minister of Finance, so far they only approve 6 Rafale planes where the contract was signed in February 2022.