Indian Air Force (make us proud)

Indian Air force is in top 5 air craft power in the world, it may be 3rd or 4rth air craft power in technology and in numbers,

first we talk about the latest technology called stealth  technology and then about our Air craft power with versions & no.

Stealth aircraft are aircraft  that use stealth technology  to avoid detection by employing a combination of features to interfere with Radar as well as reduce visibility in the infrared, visual, audio, and radio frequency spectrum. Development of stealth technology likely began in Germany during world war 2. Well-known modern examples of stealth aircraft include the United States’ F-117 nighthawk , the B-2 spirit , the f-22 raptor ,and the F-35 lighting 2

While no aircraft is totally invisible to radar, stealth aircraft make it difficult for conventional radar to detect or track the aircraft effectively, increasing the odds of a successful attack. Stealth is the combination of passive low observable (LO) features and active emitters such as Low Probability of Intercept Radars, radios and laser designators. These are usually combined with active defenses such as chaff,flares & ECM . It is accomplished by using a complex design philosophy to reduce the ability of an opponent’s sensors to detect, track, or attack the stealth aircraft. This philosophy also takes into account the heat, sound, and other emissions of the aircraft as these can also be used to locate it.

Full-size stealth combat aircraft demonstrators have been flown by the United States (in 1977), Russia (in 2010) and China (in 2011), while the US military  has already adopted three stealth designs, and is preparing to adopt another.

The Stealth aircraft will continue to play a valuable role in air combat with the United States using the F-22 raptor, B-2 Spirit, and the F-35 lighting 2(single engine single seater) to perform a variety of operations.

The Russian Sukhoi Pak FA stealth multi-role fighter is scheduled to be introduced from 2015, to perform a wide variety of missions. frnds …First u have to know that pak fa doesn’t mean pakistan fa, PAK FA means  [ Perspektivnyi Aviatsionnyi Kompleks Frontovoi Aviatsyi – Future Air Complex for Tactical Air Forces]. This intermediate class twin-engined fighter will be larger than a MiG-29 and smaller than a Su-27

The Sukhoi/Hal FGFA ,SU30 mki  the Indian version of the Su  Pak FA is scheduled to be introduced from 2017 in higher numbers, also to perform a wide variety of missions.

BrahMos missile under Su-30MKI maquette. MAKS-2009, the Su 30 mki is 4th + generation semi stealth plane make us proud

The China plans to introduce the Chendgu J-20 stealth multi-role fighter round 2018. A prototype was flown in early 2011

in India we are depending on Sukhoi SU-30 Mki , MIG- 29 ,Jaguar and Mirage 200 etc….

there are many type of  plane in our air force  like- 1—fighter air craft (long & small distance), 2-Air Superiority Fighter,3-Ground-attack,4-bomber,5-Cargo Aircraft,6-Aerial Refueling, 7-Airliner, 8-Airborne Early Warning,9-Trainer, 10-Interceptor 11-Anti-submarine warfare 12-Light Transport Aircraft etc….

now i am posting air crafts name ,type and versions with quantity

See also: Indian Air Force

NOTES (till 2011 dec)
Ilyushin Il-78 MKI  Russia[Note 1] Aerial Refueling IL-78MKI 7
Beriev A-50 Phalcon  Russia[Note 2] Airborne Early Warning A-50E/I 3
3 more on order..
Hawker Siddeley HS 748  United Kingdom Airliner HS 748-100 55
Manufactured under licence by HAL. A new RFI has been issued to replace for $ 2.4 billion.
Sukhoi Su-30MKI  Russia
Air Superiority Fighter Su-30MKI 157
Total 272 on order. 3 have been lost to crashes. Manufactured under licence by HAL 
Mikoyan MiG-29  Soviet Union Air Superiority Fighter MiG-29 68
To be Upgraded to MiG-29UPG Standard.
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid  Soviet Union Cargo Aircraft Il-76MD 17
C-130J Super Hercules  United States Cargo Aircraft C-130J 6
6 more on order.
Antonov An-32 Cline  Soviet Union Cargo Aircraft An-32 108
Currently being upgraded in Ukraine to prolong service life.
Dassault Mirage 2000  France Fighter Aircraft M2000H




Two lost to crashes in 2012. Remaining to be upgraded to Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 standard.
HAL Tejas  India Fighter Aircraft Mark I 1
Another 39 Tejas Mark I on order.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 Bahadur  Soviet Union Ground-attack MiG-27ML 102
To be phased out by 2025. Manufactured under licence by HAL
SEPECAT Jaguar  France
United Kingdom
Ground-attack M/S




Manufactured under licence by HAL.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21  Soviet Union Interceptor MiG21Bis



Manufactured under licence by HALTo be phased out 2017.
Gulfstream III  United States Reconnaissance IV SRA-4 2
HAL HPT-32 Deepak  India Trainer Current fleet of around 70 aircraft grounded. Being replaced by Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft, of which 75 have been ordered.
HAL HJT-16 Kiran  India Trainer HJT-16
BAE Hawk  United Kingdom Trainer Hawk 132 35
70 more on order. Manufactured under licence by HAL.
Dornier Do 228  Germany
Utility Transport Do 228-201 28
12 more on order. Manufactured under licence by HAL.
IAI Astra 1125  Israel VIP Transport 1125 Astra 1

See also: Indian Naval Air Arm

Mikoyan MiG-29K  Russia Fighter aircraft MiG-29K




34 more on order.
BAE Sea Harrier  United Kingdom[Note 3] V/STOL Fighter aircraft FRS51




Tupolev Tu-142 Bear  Soviet Union Maritime Patrol
Anti-submarine warfare
Tu-142M 8 To be replaced by 12 Boeing P-8 Poseidon.
Ilyushin Il-38 May  Soviet Union Maritime Patrol
Anti-submarine warfare
Il-38SD 5
Dornier Do 228  Germany
Light Transport Aircraft Do 228-101

Do 228-201



To be replaced by NAL Saras.

lets talk about Sukhoi su 30 our best air craft next is Rafael  (in next blog i will write about other fighter plane with his history and technology)

Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO power name is Flanker -H)  is an  Air superiority Fighter  jointly developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.

Development of the variant started after India signed a deal with Russia in 2000 to manufacture 140 Su-30 fighter jets. The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was accepted into the Indian Air Force in 2002, while the first indigenously assembled Su-30MKI entered service with the IAF in 2004. In 2007, the IAF ordered 40 additional MKIs. The IAF has 157 Su-30MKIs in active service as of January 2012;it plans to have a fleet of 272. The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force’s fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.

The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli subsystems. It has abilities similar to the Sukhoi Su-35 with which it shares many features and components

Note-Figures are sourced from Flight International ( and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. and other sorces
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