pandyan wrote:Question: if original MRCA 126 M2Ks were available and assuming they were upgraded to current M2K-India standards, would you still need Rafales to handle china threat? I know this is a silly question. I am suspecting that Rafale would still be needed.
We would have had 7 additional fully operational squadrons of a potent 4.5 gen multi-role fighter which the IAF knows extremely well. So no. I do not believe we would have needed them. Especially since 5 newly arrived Rafales which are not fully operational yet will have no bearing on the Ladakh situation as it stands currently.