This is just a news item. just like US defence cooperation chief statement that PAF is seeking 86 fighter 75 new and 11 old. the the compostion will be made after money issue is resloved. he didnot ruled out F-16e but PAF doesnt want to spend money on it.
and what do u think dassualt officials are that stupid that they dont understand these things. they have clearly shown there displeasure through media and they might offer compromise technology to India in the end. just like they boycotted some other country in 1967. u never know French anger. they can stand up to US. (they supported China arm bid to take over taiwan despite US pressure).India is very small thing to them.
Come back when India gets its hands on something worthwhile Made in USA.
Another set of pathetic reasoning. I will only reply to your points if i wish to and when i have time. There are sensible people on this forum and i give them higher priority than you.