Originally posted by Pervius
Eurofighter parts production gets moved to India if they choose to buy some:
Looking at the economic numbers in the end game the fighters will be virtually free for India as well.
Smart move England.
Eurofighter lost that competition to the Rafale last year. India is taking delivery of a large order of Rafale to replace their modernised Mig-21s as
their medium capability.
The FGFA is to replace their high end capability which is currently the SU-30 MKI.
A switch to partial F-35 buy wouldn't surprise me, both as was way to keep the Russian feet to the fire and as a way to get technology transfer. I
don't think it'll be a straight up replacement though as it doesn't have the endurance for the indian role.