I am being paranoid here what is in
this (Kaveri Success) for Russia , I see it other way around.
God forbid we do have to go back to (Pittie Drawing boards
) If we say ok Ivan we will give you 25/30 % if you can make it go tomorrow?
Added later. Nitin what I was thinking was that If Kaveri succeeds then our dependence on Ivan for some a/c will diminish. All the lucarative upgrading business of MiG-21 will go Kaput.
Also since MiG-21 is going to be with us for a while and since even the upgrade design of RB-23 engine is also suspect (flaring of fuel tube?)
can we retrofit Kaveri into MiG-21 Airframe?
If Kaveri is like good Ph D thesis (one can generate hazar papers from such a thesis to get tenure
) we can use to equip many toys. Think of Idly (mewa) can be made uthapam, Sada dosa masal dosa paper dosa, MLA Dosa etc etc.