No you are wrong.
Rafale replaces Mirage-2000 (C, D, N) but also mirage f1 and super etandard. 1 rafale can do all the missions those aircraft did at the same time ( recco, anti air, anti ship, air defence, close air support, ground attack, patrol, carrier ops...).
It's not an upgraded Mirage but a totally new aircraft. Even its flight caracteristics are new because none of the former aircraft had canards.
Upgraded Mirages are mirage 2000-5. Rafale is another level.
Already mentioned, that Rafale has twice the capability of a Mirage 2000. The point I was making was related to the training of IAF pilots on the Rafale. I said that the initial batch of Rafale fighter pilots are those who were previously with the Mirage 2000 squadrons. This is not to suggest that these Mirage 2000 pilots do not fly other fighter aircraft.
Re canards, SU 30MKI also has canards so IAF pilots do have the experience of flying such aircraft.
IAF has set up 2 fully-fledged Rafale training centres with Level D simulators.
The IAF is also linking its Rafale simulators at Ambala and Hashimara with its Mirage 2000 simulators, thereby affording it the ability to undertake training in live, synthetic and blended environments for the first time.
The scope of training contracted for by the Air Force, is thought to include 27 pilots, 146 technicians and two engineers. Dassault Aviation also proposed to undertake advanced training for three pilots, one engineer and six technicians.
Isos wrote: They have so much different aircraft that they will most likely opperate alone or with mirages only. We saw how poorly the mirages were conected to the su-30mki and mig-21 last time.
Since then hundreds of software defined radios have been imported. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/iaf-to-equip-its-fighter-aircraft-with-400-israeli-made-software-defined-radios-in-bid-to-ensure-secure-communication
The Su 30MKI are already datalinked, they have the Polyot which allows flights of Flankers to share targeting information, designate, attack. However, IAF is now standardizing on it's new Operational Data Link, Israeli hardware/Indian software, a far more advanced system.
Isos wrote:Rafale will be even worse since they are bought without indian equipement inside.
14 Indian Specific Enhancements (ISE), were integrated on all 36 aircraft