Considering that this is going to happen, would the people here give some opinions on which platform will be good for replacing the mig-21/27 for the next 30-40 years for the indian security scenario?
In my opinion might be better to go for the Gripen E, there are good chances of working towards a lot of components in common (engine, radar, weapons, avionics etc.)
F-16 may be a better choice given the times demand a deeper alliance with US for the future.
The super hornet may also be a good choice if the procurement is done for the airforce and the navy together (may cost more though).
The F-35 is a better option, however i doubt it will be available in time (considering its orders) and if the requirement for tech transfer will be possible.