List of active Indian Military Aircraft – 2018

The following list of active Indian military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service or on order with the Indian Armed Forces.

Aircraft Origin Type Active Ordered Addl. Info
Indian Air Force
Combat aircraft
Jaguar M/S 130
MiG-21 Russia Fighter 244 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
MiG-27 Russia Ground attack 84 MiG-27
 MiG-29 66
Mirage 2000 H/I 45
Rafale B/C 36
Su-30MKI 198 53
 T-50 (Sukhoi)  144*
 Tejas LCA  4  116
 Special mission     
 707 (Recce)  1
 737 (Recce) 2
 A330 (AEW)  6*
ERJ-145 (AEW) 1 1
Gulfstream III (EW) 3
 Global 5000 (ELINT) 2
 G100/1125 Astra (Recce) 2
 Il-76 (A50E) (AEW) 3  4
 Tanker     
 Il-78  7
 Transport
 An-32  104
 C-17  10
 C-130J 11  1*
 C295  56*
Dornier 228  40 14
HS 748  57
Il-76  16
Combat helicopter     
AH-64E  22+6*
CH-47F  15
 Dhruv ALH  75  36
Ka-226  64*
Light Combat Helicopter  65
Mi-8/17  258  48*
 Mi-24/25/35  15
 Mi-26 3
 SA315 16
 SA316/319 76
Training aircraft/helicopters     
Hawk 132  104  20*
Jaguar T  30
Kiran (HJT-16)  80
 MiG-23  14
 Mirage 2000TH/TI  12
 PC-7 Mk II 75
 Indian Army Aviation     
 Combat helicopter     
Dhruv (ALH)  140  124
Ka-226  133*
Light Combat Helicopter  114
SA315  30  16
SA316  4
Indian Navy     
Combat aircraft     
MiG-29K/KUB  33  12
Tejas LCA  8
Special mission
737 (P-8I) (MPA)  8  4+12*
BN-2 (MPA)  11
Dornier 228 (MPA) 25
Il-38 (MPA) 5
Ka-31 (AEW) 14
US-2 (SAR)  12*
 Transport
BN-2  1
Combat helicopter      
Dhruv ALH  8  33
Ka-28  14  4
S-61/H/UH-3H  8
S-70  16*
SA316/319  34  7
Sea King 42  25
 Training aircraft/helicopters     
 Hawk 132  17
 Kiran (HJT-16)  20

 

Source: Flightglobal

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