The AIM-120 comes in many variations. The AIM 120 A has a headon range of about 60KM and a tail chase range of around 20KM or more. I guess this is the version that the pakis have taken. But the dis advantage of this version is that - initially the missile is just fired like a rocket in the direction of the locked aircraft. The missile continues for some distance without homing and then after the target aircraft comes in range of the seeker in the missile it locks on to the aircraft and starts homing on it. Hence, if the enemy pilot decides to change his course when the missile is launched then the missile/seeker would not get close to the aircraft to lock on with the seeker. Hence it will be a dud.
The AIM-120 C/D has certainly a range of over 110KM head on and over 35KM tail chase. It also maintains contact with the mother ship once launched for mid course guidence and the seeker locks on when the enemy comes in range of the seeker. This version of missile is definitely superior to any BVR missile currently in service. The seeker is also very advanced and can ward of numerous threat from most ECMs and jammers.
Among all the aircrafts you have flown - which aircraft will you vouch for the MRCA competition. And the Mig-35 on aero india was without TVC?? and still it was performing those breathtaking maneuvers. wow! The russians are posing a stiff competitor for the west. But what i want to know whether they have significantly improved the range and the payload, because the Mig-29 was poor in these fronts. Also is the Radar on the Mig-35 better that the SU-30MKI or F/A-18 Super Hornets.