Well here is my opinion, why Typhoon could be the better choice.
Originally Posted by Scorpion82
When we look at the planes that need to be replaced quickly within the IAF, the type that is in dire need of replacement is the MiG-21. he Bisons are primarily used as interceptors in the air defence role and while Tejas is coming in to replace them, it questionable if Tejas will ever be strong enough to combat modern SU-27 variants or J-10. On the strike and attack side the IAf is well equipped. Only the MiG-27 are getting old, the Jaguar has a long life ahead of it and the SU-30MKI as well as the upgraded M2000 will be able to cover all current and medium term strike needs perfectly well. This time can be used to bring the Typhoon up to full multi-role standard with AESA radar in co-operation with the other partner nations, which will also mean that a huge array of weapons will be available for Typhoon in the future. One can be sure that apart from European weapons, the RAF and the other European users will also integrate many US weapon systems into the plane, which means India has more freedom in deciding which systems to buy.Competition means lower prices.
Typhoon offers full partner status, so that India will have a big influence on future up-grades. The full transfer of know-how will be a huge gain for the aerospace industry and the off set deals could be interesting if you think about EADS and what it could offer. The British have shown to be reliable partners, which the Jaguar license production running for decades and with the Hawk trainer also doing quite well.
So based on current needs and past experience, I think Typhoon is the better plane for the IAF and the Indian aerospace industry. (*)
* well one could say so, although I have doubts about it
Member of ACIG
an unnamed Luftwaffe officer:"Typhoon is a warm weather plane. If you want to be operational at -20°C you have to deploy the F-4F."