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Active Indian Air Force Aircraft (2024)


Military | Modern Airpower

The Indian Air Force maintains a mixed stock of old and new aircraft platforms to cover a multitude of over-battlefield roles.

There are a total of [ 27 ] Active Indian Air Force Aircraft (2024) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.

Also consider Warpower: India, breaking down the complete fighting strength of the nation of India through a detailed by-the-numbers approach.


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1960
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
Aerospatiale Alouette III
Light Multirole Helicopter
2/27
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1976
Picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)
Antonov An-32 (Cline)
Tactical Military Transport
3/27
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1976
Picture of the BAe Hawk
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
4/27
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1984
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
5/27
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1986
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
6/27
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1968
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
7/27
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1995
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
8/27
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2013
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
9/27
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1979
Picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Multirole Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
10/27
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1982
Picture of the Dornier Do 228
Dornier Do 228
Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
11/27
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2002
Picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
12/27
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1968
Picture of the HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
13/27
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2022
Picture of the HAL Prachanda
HAL Prachanda
Light Attack Helicopter
14/27
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2015
Picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
4th Generation Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
15/27
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1992
Picture of the IAI Searcher
IAI Searcher
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
16/27
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1975
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
17/27
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1984
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
18/27
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2002
Picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
19/27
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1999
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
20/27
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1984
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
21/27
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1959
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
22/27
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1981
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
23/27
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1983
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
24/27
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2005
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
25/27
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1967
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
26/27
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1973
Picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
SEPECAT Jaguar
Strike Fighter Aircraft
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1996
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
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