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Catalog of military and civilian aircraft belonging to the nation of India.

This listing allows you to trace back a particular nation's aviation history in reverse-chronological order.

There are a total of [ 131 ] India Aircraft List (Current and Former Types) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed by initial year of service descending, then grouped by designation (A-to-Z) to better showcase a given country's evolution in the field of aviation. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.

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1
Picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
National Flag Graphic
2030
HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
5th Generation Fighter Concept
2
Picture of the DRDO AURA
National Flag Graphic
2027
DRDO AURA
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
3
Picture of the HAL Tejas AF MWF (Medium Weight Fighter )
National Flag Graphic
2027
HAL Tejas AF MWF (Medium Weight Fighter )
Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
4
Picture of the HAL Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH)
National Flag Graphic
2025
HAL Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
5
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-21 (Fighting Falcon)
National Flag Graphic
2025
Lockheed Martin F-21 (Fighting Falcon)
4.5 Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
6
Picture of the HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
National Flag Graphic
2024
HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
Intermediate Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
7
Picture of the DRDO AFW (Autonomous Flying Wing)
National Flag Graphic
2022
DRDO AFW (Autonomous Flying Wing)
Technology Demonstrator
8
Picture of the HAL Prachanda
National Flag Graphic
2022
HAL Prachanda
Light Attack Helicopter
9
Picture of the HAL HTT-40
National Flag Graphic
2020
HAL HTT-40
Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
10
Picture of the DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
National Flag Graphic
2019
DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
11
Picture of the Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
Narrow-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
12
Picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
National Flag Graphic
2019
HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
13
Picture of the HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
National Flag Graphic
2018
HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
Multirole Lightweight Single-Engine Utility Helicopter
14
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
National Flag Graphic
2016
Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
Medium-Lift Tactical Military Transport / Freighter
15
Picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
National Flag Graphic
2015
HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
4th Generation Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
16
Picture of the Airbus A350
National Flag Graphic
2014
Airbus A350
Twin-Engine Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
17
Picture of the Leonardo AW189
National Flag Graphic
2014
Leonardo AW189
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
18
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
National Flag Graphic
2013
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
19
Picture of the Bluebird Aero Spylite
National Flag Graphic
2012
Bluebird Aero Spylite
Unmanned Aircraft System
20
Picture of the DRDO Nishant
National Flag Graphic
2012
DRDO Nishant
Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
21
Picture of the HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
National Flag Graphic
2012
HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
Gunship / Multirole Military Helicopter
22
Picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
National Flag Graphic
2011
Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
23
Picture of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
National Flag Graphic
2011
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
Twin-Engine Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
24
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
National Flag Graphic
2009
Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
Carrier-Based Multi-Role Fighter
25
Picture of the ShinMaywa US-2
National Flag Graphic
2007
ShinMaywa US-2
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
26
Picture of the IAI Harop (Harpy)
National Flag Graphic
2005
IAI Harop (Harpy)
Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
27
Picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
National Flag Graphic
2005
IAI Heron / Machatz-1
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
28
Picture of the Embraer E-Jet
National Flag Graphic
2004
Embraer E-Jet
Narrow-Body, Medium-Range, Twin-Engine Jet Airliner
29
Picture of the Quest Kodiak
National Flag Graphic
2004
Quest Kodiak
Light Utility Aircraft (LUA)
30
Picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
National Flag Graphic
2002
HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
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31
Picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
32
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
Multi-Mission Naval Helicopter
33
Picture of the Airbus Military (EADS CASA) C-295
National Flag Graphic
2001
Airbus Military (EADS CASA) C-295
Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)
34
Picture of the Bombardier CRJ (Series)
National Flag Graphic
2001
Bombardier CRJ (Series)
Twin-Engine Regional Jet Airliner
35
Picture of the Dassault Rafale
National Flag Graphic
2001
Dassault Rafale
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
36
Picture of the Embraer R-99 / E-99
National Flag Graphic
2001
Embraer R-99 / E-99
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWAC) Aircraft
37
Picture of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
National Flag Graphic
1999
Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
BizJet
38
Picture of the Leonardo AW101 Merlin (EH101)
National Flag Graphic
1999
Leonardo AW101 Merlin (EH101)
Medium-Lift / Multirole Helicopter
39
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1999
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
40
Picture of the Bombardier Global Express (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1997
Bombardier Global Express (Series)
Business Jet / Special Missions Platform
41
Picture of the Airbus A319
National Flag Graphic
1996
Airbus A319
Narrow-Body, Short-to-Medium Route Passenger Jet Airliner
42
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
National Flag Graphic
1996
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
43
Picture of the Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
Wide-Body Passenger / Cargo Jet Airliner
44
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
45
Picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
National Flag Graphic
1995
Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
46
Picture of the Airbus A330
National Flag Graphic
1994
Airbus A330
Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
47
Picture of the IAI Searcher
National Flag Graphic
1992
IAI Searcher
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
48
Picture of the Airbus A320
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus A320
Narrow-Body Short-to-medium Route Passenger Airliner
49
Picture of the Fokker 50 / 60
National Flag Graphic
1987
Fokker 50 / 60
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
50
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
National Flag Graphic
1986
Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
51
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
52
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
53
Picture of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
National Flag Graphic
1984
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter
54
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
55
Picture of the Dornier Do 228
National Flag Graphic
1982
Dornier Do 228
Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
56
Picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
57
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
58
Picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
National Flag Graphic
1979
Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Multirole Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
59
Picture of the BAe Sea Harrier
National Flag Graphic
1978
BAe Sea Harrier
Carrierborne VSTOL Strike Fighter Aircraft
60
Picture of the HAL HPT-32 (HTT-34) Deepak
National Flag Graphic
1978
HAL HPT-32 (HTT-34) Deepak
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft
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61
Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
National Flag Graphic
1978
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
62
Picture of the HAL Ajeet (Invincible)
National Flag Graphic
1977
HAL Ajeet (Invincible)
Lightweight Interceptor / Ground Attack / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
63
Picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)
National Flag Graphic
1976
Antonov An-32 (Cline)
Tactical Military Transport
64
Picture of the BAe Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1976
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
65
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
66
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Ground Attack Aircraft
67
Picture of the Airbus A300
National Flag Graphic
1974
Airbus A300
Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
68
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
National Flag Graphic
1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
69
Picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
National Flag Graphic
1973
SEPECAT Jaguar
Strike Fighter Aircraft
70
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
National Flag Graphic
1972
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
71
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
Supersonic Interceptor / Reconnaissance Bomber Aircraft
72
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
73
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Swing-Wing Supersonic Strategic / Maritime Bomber
74
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA315B Lama
National Flag Graphic
1971
Aerospatiale SA315B Lama
Light Utility Helicopter
75
Picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
National Flag Graphic
1970
Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
76
Picture of the Let L-410 Turbolet
National Flag Graphic
1970
Let L-410 Turbolet
Twin-Turboprop Utility Aircraft
77
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
National Flag Graphic
1970
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
78
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
79
Picture of the HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
National Flag Graphic
1968
HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
80
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
Anti-Submarine Maritime Patrol Aircraft
81
Picture of the HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
National Flag Graphic
1967
HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
82
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
83
Picture of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
National Flag Graphic
1966
Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
84
Picture of the Britten-Norman Islander
National Flag Graphic
1965
Britten-Norman Islander
Light Utility Aircraft
85
Picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
National Flag Graphic
1965
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Light Utility / Training Helicopter
86
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
National Flag Graphic
1965
Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
87
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
88
Picture of the PZL TS-11 Iskra
National Flag Graphic
1964
PZL TS-11 Iskra
Twin-Seat Jet Trainer Aircraft
89
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
90
Picture of the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
National Flag Graphic
1961
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
91
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
National Flag Graphic
1960
Aerospatiale Alouette III
Light Multirole Helicopter
92
Picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Antonov An-12 (Cub)
Military Transport Aircraft
93
Picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
94
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
National Flag Graphic
1959
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
Tactical Transport Aircraft
95
Picture of the Douglas DC-8
National Flag Graphic
1959
Douglas DC-8
Medium- / Long-Range Passenger Jet Airliner
96
Picture of the Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
National Flag Graphic
1959
Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
Lightweight Fighter / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
97
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
98
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
99
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
National Flag Graphic
1958
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
100
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II
National Flag Graphic
1957
Aerospatiale Alouette II
Light Utility Helicopter
101
Picture of the Hawker Hunter
National Flag Graphic
1956
Hawker Hunter
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
102
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
103
Picture of the Dassault MD.454 Mystere IV
National Flag Graphic
1953
Dassault MD.454 Mystere IV
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
104
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
National Flag Graphic
1953
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Floatplane Aircraft
105
Picture of the Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1953
Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
106
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
National Flag Graphic
1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Multi-Mission / Utility Helicopter
107
Picture of the Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
National Flag Graphic
1952
Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
108
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
National Flag Graphic
1951
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
109
Picture of the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
National Flag Graphic
1949
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Military Transport / Gunship Aircraft
110
Picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux
National Flag Graphic
1947
Bell H-13 Sioux
Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
111
Picture of the Bell Model 47
National Flag Graphic
1946
Bell Model 47
Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
112
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
National Flag Graphic
1946
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
113
Picture of the Hawker Tempest
National Flag Graphic
1944
Hawker Tempest
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
114
Picture of the Fairey Firefly
National Flag Graphic
1943
Fairey Firefly
Carrier-Borne Fighter / Strike-Fighter Aircraft
115
Picture of the Airspeed Horsa
National Flag Graphic
1942
Airspeed Horsa
Towed Glider Transport
116
Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
117
Picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel
National Flag Graphic
1942
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Military Aircraft
118
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
119
Picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vultee A-35 Vengeance
Dive Bomber Aircraft
120
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
National Flag Graphic
1940
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
121
Picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
National Flag Graphic
1939
Boulton Paul Defiant
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor / Night-fighter / Turret Fighter Aircraft
122
Picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75/Mohawk)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75/Mohawk)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
123
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
National Flag Graphic
1938
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
124
Picture of the Westland Lysander
National Flag Graphic
1938
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
125
Picture of the Airspeed Oxford
National Flag Graphic
1937
Airspeed Oxford
Military Combat Crew Trainer Aircraft
126
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
National Flag Graphic
1937
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
127
Picture of the Hawker Hurricane
National Flag Graphic
1937
Hawker Hurricane
Single-Seat Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
128
Picture of the North American T-6 Texan
National Flag Graphic
1936
North American T-6 Texan
Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
129
Picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
National Flag Graphic
1932
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Basic Trainer Biplane
130
Picture of the AirCo DH.9
National Flag Graphic
1917
AirCo DH.9
Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
131
Picture of the Avro 504
National Flag Graphic
1913
Avro 504
Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft

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