List of active Indian Military Aircraft – 2019

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.

Also read: List of active Indian Military Aircraft – 2018

Aircraft Origin Type Active Ordered Addl. Info
Indian Air Force
Combat aircraft
Jaguar M/S Ground attack 130
MiG-21 Russia Fighter 134 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
MiG-27 Russia Ground attack 44 MiG-27
 MiG-29 Russia Multirole 66 Mikoyan MiG-29
Mirage 2000 H/I Multirole 45 Mirage_2000
Rafale B/C Multirole 36
Su-30 Russia Multirole 229 22 Sukhoi_Su-30
Su-57/T-50 Russia Multirole  144 Sukhoi_T-50
 Tejas India Multirole  10  110 HAL Tejas
 Special mission     
 707 (Recce)  1
 737 (Recce) 2
 A330 (AEW)  6
ERJ-145 (AEW) 1
G100/1125 Astra (Recce) 2
 Global 5000 (ELINT) 2
Gulfstream III (EW) 3
 Il-76 (A50E) (AEW) 3  2
 Tanker     
 Il-78  7 Il-78
 Transport
 An-32  104
 C-17  10
 C-130J 11  1
 C295  56
Dornier 228  48 6
HS 748  57
Il-76  17
Saras Mk 2 15
Combat helicopter     
AH-64E  22 AH-64
CH-47F  15
Dhruv ALH India  83  28 Dhruv
Ka-226  65
Light Combat Helicopter  65
Mi-8/17  225  48
 Mi-24/25/35  17
 Mi-26 Russia 3 Mi 26
 SA315 17
 SA316/319 77
Training aircraft/helicopters     
Hawk 132  104  20
Jaguar T  30
Kiran (HJT-16)  79
 MiG-23  14
 Mirage 2000TH/TI  16
 PC-7 Mk II 75
 Indian Army Aviation     
 Combat helicopter     
AH-64E  12
Dhruv (ALH)  145  119
Ka-226  135
Light Combat Helicopter  114
SA315  32  14
SA316  4
Indian Navy     
Combat aircraft     
MiG-29K  36
Tejas LCA  8
Special mission
737 (P-8I) (MPA)  8  4+12
BN-2 (MPA)  11
Dornier 228 (MPA) 25 12
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
MiG-29KUB  9

Source: Flightglobal, World Air Forces 2019

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