Aircraft Photo Origin Type Versions Quantity  
Fixed-wing aircraft
Sukhoi Su-30MKI SU-30MKI-g4sp - edit 2(clipped).jpg  Russia
Multirole Air Superiority Fighter Su-30MKI 194+272 ordered.
MikoyanMiG-29Upgraded toMiG-29SMT IAF MiG-29.jpg  Soviet Union Air Superiority Fighter MiG-29 63  
Dassault Mirage 2000 Dassault Mirage 2000 2.jpg  France Multirole Fighter Mirage 2000H  49 upgrading to 2000-5 mk2 standards  
HAL Tejas HAL Tejas.jpg  India Multirole Fighter Mark I 8+40 Mark I on Order
Mikoyan-GurevichMiG-27 Mig-27.jpg  Soviet Union Ground-attack MiG-27ML 120 phased outby 2025.  
SEPECAT Jaguar IAF Jaguar.jpg  France
 United Kingdom
Ground-attack SI 128  
Mikoyan-GurevichMiG-21 Sheeju mig21.JPG  Soviet Union Interceptor Fighter MiG21Bis




138 phased

out by 2017.


Hawker SiddeleyHS 748 C-GBFA First Air HS748 (A748).JPG  United Kingdom Transport Airliner HS 748-100 64  
Ilyushin Il-78 MKI Il-78MKI.jpeg  Russia Aerial Refueling IL-78MKI 6  
Beriev A-50 Phalcon Beriev A-50EI Mainstay2009.jpg  Russia AEW&C A-50E/I 3+2 more
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid Indian Air Force IL-76 .JPG  Soviet Union Cargo Aircraft Il-76 24  
C-130J Super Hercules C-130 Hercules over Santa Cruz Island.jpg  United States Cargo Aircraft C-130J 5+6 more on order.
AntonovAn-32 Cline An32roh.JPG  Soviet Union Cargo Aircraft An-32 105  
GulfstreamIV HZ-NR2-GulfstreamIII-304.jpg  United States Reconnaissance IV SRA-4 3  
HAL HPT-32 Deepak HAL Deepak.jpg  India Trainer   70  
HAL HJT-16 Kiran HAL Kiran Aero India-2007.jpg  India Trainer HJT-16 120  
HAL HJT-16 KiranII Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran II Krivchikov 2007.jpg  India Trainer HJT-16II 56  
BAE Hawk IAFBaeHawk.jpg  United Kingdom Trainer
Light Attack
Hawk 132 66+40 More on Order.  
DornierDo 228 Wiki dornierdo228 lgw1.jpg  Germany
Utility Transport Do 228-201 40  
Astra 1125 Israel Aircraft Industries 1125 Astra SPX D-CRIS in DUS.jpg  Israel VIP Transport 1125 Astra 1  
Boeing  Jet RAAF BBJ 3.jpg  United States VIP Transport 737-800 3  
EmbraerEMB 135 Embraer 145 (Policia) Mar 2006.jpeg  Brazil VIP Transport    
Pilatus PC-7 SilverFalcons5.jpg   Swit. Trainer Aircraft   14                                                                                                                     
63 more to be delivered, with a possible order for another 37,and a follow up order of an additional 100.
C-17 Globemaster IAF-C-17.jpg  United States Transport Aircraft   6                                         6 delivered, 6 more on order


HAL Rudra HAL Rudra at Aero India 2013.JPG  India Attack Helicopter ALH-WSI 4 Total of 16 on order.
HAL Light Combat Helicopter LCH (HEMANT RAWAT ) (2).JPG  India Attack helicopter LCH 2 65 on order.
Mil Mi-35Hind-E Mi-35 Hind Akbar.jpg  Soviet Union Attack Helicopter Mi-35 47  
Mil Mi-8


US-India YudhAbhyas.jpg
 Soviet Union Transport Helicopter Mi-8


220+More Mi-17 on order  
Mil Mi-26 Halo Mil Mi-26.jpg  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter Mi-26 4  
HAL Dhruv Indian air force dhruv helicopter j4042 arp.jpg  India Utility Helicopter
Attack Helicopter
Dhruv 45+140 more on order.  
HAL Cheetah An Indian Air Force Cheetah evacuating ill J&K Police Personnel. Photograph taken in Bani region of Basoli Tehsil, Kathua District, Jammu and Kashmir, India..JPG  France
Utility Helicopter SA 315B 24+  
HAL Chetak Chetak(070407-N-4953E-002).jpg  France
Utility Helicopter SA-316B 87+  

With this the force will also be supplimented be various projects that are under development like SUKHOI PAK FGFA (250), LCA TEJAS II (140), DASSAULT RAFALE(126 with an option of more) , with more AEW&C developed indegenously, c17 and c130j transport aircrafts , MRTA developed with russia. In helicopters it will be BOING APACHE AND CHINOOK(22 and 14 resp), LCH -hal, mi-17 v5, more of dhruve and hal rudra etc.

Army Aviation Corps

Photo Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity  
Dhruv-indianarmy-IA-1136.jpg HAL Dhruv  India Attack helicopter
Utility helicopter
  40+65 moreon order.
HAL LCH TD-1.JPG HAL Light Combat Helicopter  India Attack helicopter LCH  114on Order
ÖBH AlouetteIII Landeck Abflug2.jpg HAL Chetak / Aérospatiale SA 316 Alouette III  France
Utility helicopter
Light Attack helicopter
SA 316B Chetak 120+  
Cheetah produced by HAL.jpg HAL Cheetah / Aérospatiale SA 315 Lama  France
Utility helicopter SA 315B Cheetah 48  
Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama Helicopter 20080814.jpg HAL Lancer  France
Light Attack helicopter   12  
Afghan MI-17 helicopters.jpg Mi-17V Hip  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter   6  

Border Security Force

Photo Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity  
IA Dhruv Berlin-08.jpg HAL Dhruv  India Utility helicopter
Attack helicopter
Mi-17Afganistan.jpg Mil Mi-17  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter   6  
BSF EMBRAER 1.JPG Embraer EMB 135  Brazil VIP Transport   1+3 ordered
Beechcraft b200 superkingair zk453 arp.jpg Beechcraft Super King Air  United States Turboprop aircraft   2  
C-GBFA First Air HS748 (A748).JPG Hawker Siddeley HS 748  United Kingdom Turboprop transport   2  


The Indian Armed Forces operate a number of UAVs split between the three service branches. DRDO Netra is only used by BSF and CRPF

Photo Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity  
Nishant UAV.JPG DRDO Nishant  India Reconnaissance UAV   18+  
Salon du Bourget 20090619 075.jpg IAI Heron  Israel Strategic Role UAV Heron I
Heron II
Paris Air Show 2007-06-24 n25.jpg IAI Harpy  Israel Fire & Forget Radar Emitter Destroyer   90  
IAI-Searcher2.jpg IAI Searcher  Israel Reconnaissance UAV Searcher II
Searcher I
IAI Harop.jpg IAI Harop  Israel Unmanned combat air vehicle   10 Systems  
Lakshya PTA.JPG DRDO Lakshya  India Pilotless Target Aircraft   30+  
  DRDO Netra  India Anti-terrorist and Counter Insurgency operations UAV      
AI Searcher Pair of IN Searcher UAVs.JPG  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Searcher II
Searcher I
100+ In service with the Indian Army.
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