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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 (2022) 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.
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1
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
National Flag Graphic
1960
Aerospatiale Alouette III
Light Multirole Helicopter
2
Picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)
National Flag Graphic
1976
Antonov An-32 (Cline)
Tactical Military Transport
3
Picture of the BAe Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1976
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
4
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
5
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
National Flag Graphic
1986
Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
6
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
7
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
8
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
9
Picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
National Flag Graphic
1979
Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Multirole Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
10
Picture of the Dornier Do 228
National Flag Graphic
1982
Dornier Do 228
Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
11
Picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
National Flag Graphic
2002
HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
12
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
13
Picture of the HAL Prachanda
National Flag Graphic
2022
HAL Prachanda
Light Attack Helicopter
14
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
15
Picture of the IAI Searcher
National Flag Graphic
1992
IAI Searcher
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
16
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
17
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
18
Picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
19
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1999
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
20
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
21
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
22
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
23
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
24
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
National Flag Graphic
2005
Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
25
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
26
Picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
National Flag Graphic
1973
SEPECAT Jaguar
Strike Fighter Aircraft
27
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

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