agupta wrote:Kartik wrote:As per Anantha Krishnan, the IAF now wants the term Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) to be dumped and go back to Tejas Mk2 or LCA Mk2.
Puzzled by your inference that it was the IAF that drove this... Anantha's tweets do not ascribe any ownership re. this shift ! From a different source, then ?
Can you think of a good reason why ADA or DRDO would ask that the program be again called Tejas Mk2 after they themselves were calling it MWF saying it was no longer a light fighter? As someone replied on Twitter, it would seem that the IAF may not want an impression that the MWF could replace the MRCA program and hence the shift back to the Mk2 terminology.
But of course, we could be wrong and it could simply be an ADA/DRDO thing.