One positive thing wrt to pak MIC. They operate on a model directly under/with the military, the wooing done by Indian scientists for IAF to accept tejas is not applicable to them. The sticker of lizard along with bakis propelled the case of acceptability of bandar in PAF + they had no other way to go. They already have product-market fit ie certain orders without tweaking and conditions.
With current geopolitics, the major collaborators I can see is turkey (they just had the tejas moment during the times of op shakti '98), lizard supporting. Turkey has a strong manufacturing base. They have learnt quickly from collaborations. The MALE UAVs are already productionized. Strong sub-industries making LRUs exist wrt to optics, electronics, composites (tejas didn't have this, had to create it with lot of struggle and continuing). Lizard with their national agenda of reverse engineering and espionage has taken a somewhat leap, will obviously aid the iron slave brother. "Indigenous" creation + execution is fiction, spelt out for the sake of H&D. Rather would say that it is a well timed lifafa from janes to woo turkey to collaborate to make a islamic FGFA (in compliance with sharia laws
As for India, it is a clarion call that AMCA is the only way left. With the S400s, the door to F35 is almost shut. The only other arm-twisting by Su57 is possible. But then the ruski fanboys post MMRCA X.0 are less. The market for FGFA is already crowded out. SoKo, Turkey, Bakis, India, Ruski, US, Japan,Tempost.