Over the past few years, Russian engineers have been developing a new generation aircraft, the SU-57. The Indian Air Force was going to invest in this project in order to get planes from the first batch.
But in 2018, India abandoned this idea and chose other competitors also India developing its own fifth gen fighter aircraft.
Why did India give up Russian planes?
Russian aircraft have been developed for too long and lose relevance even before production.
So, many military experts say that the SU-57 is already in need of modernization , although even the first plane has not yet been assembled.
That is, Su-57 already loses to competitors in advance, and in order to catch them, additional development time will be required .
In many ways, this pushed away the Indian airforce who wanted to get the best option possible.