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Indian Air Force Aircraft Inventory (2019)

Total: 1,666

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
The Indian Air Force is large and powerful - limited only by its aging fleet. The future for the IAF is a bright one, however, particularly if its intended procurement programs come to fruition. The service still relies on aging Cold War-era types such as the MiG-29, MiG-27, and MiG-21 but makes up for this by a commitment to the Su-30, an in-bound stock of French Rafales, and the indegnous Tejas lightweight combat platform. Beyond fighter and attack types, which make up nearly 40% of the available inventory, the service is balanced by a 25% commitment to its rotorcraft force and nearly 20% dedicated to a training arm. Transports account for about 15% of all aircraft and special-mission types near 1%.

NOTE: Images found below are indicative of series type (for representation purposes) and do not reflect current service colors. On-Order systems are not included in the overall Aircraft Total.

A readiness rate of 50% would equate to 833 of the 1,666 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 70% would equate to 1,166 of the 1,666 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 75% would equate to 1,250 of the 1,666 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 80% would equate to 1,333 of the 1,666 available aircraft.
Inventory Breakdown
Fighters
Total: 658 (39%)
229
Su-30MKI
Multirole
134
MiG-21bis
Interceptor
130
Jaguar M/S
Attack
66
MiG-29UPG
Multirole
45
M2000H/I
Multirole
44
MiG-27M/ML
Attack
10
Tejas Mk.1
Multirole


Helicopters
Total: 422 (25%)
225
Mi-17
Medium-Lift
83
Dhruv ALH
Multirole
77
SA316/SA319
Utility
17
Mi-24/25/35
Gunship / Transport
17
SA315
Light Utility
3
Mi-26
Heavy-Lift


Transports
Total: 247 (15%)
104
An-32
Tactical
57
HS.748
Utility
48
Do 228
Utility
17
IL-76MD/MKI
Strategic
11
C-130J
Tactical
10
C-17
Strategic/Tactical


Trainers
Total: 318 (19%)
104
Hawk 132
Advanced Jet Trainer
79
HJT-16
Light Jet Trainer
75
PC-7 Mk II
Basic Trainer
30
Jaguar T
Trainer
16
M2000TH/TI
Trainer
14
MiG-23UB
Trainer


Tankers
Total: 7 (0%)
7
IL-78
Aerial Refueling


Special
Total: 14 (1%)
3
Gulfstream III
Electronic Warfare
3
A-50E
Airborne Early Warning
2
G100
Reconnaissance
2
Global 5000
Electronic Intelligence
2
Model 737
Reconnaissance
1
ERJ
Airborne Early Warning
1
Model 707
Reconnaissance


On-Order
Total: 662
144
Su-57
Multirole
110
Tejas Mk.1
Multirole
65
LCH
Attack
65
Ka-226
Light Utility
56
C-295
Tactical Transport
48
Mi-17
Medium-Lift
36
Rafale
Multirole
28
Dhruv ALH
Multirole
22
AH-64E
Attack
22
Su-30MKI
Multirole
20
Hawk 132
Advanced Jet Trainer
15
CH-47F
Medium-Lift
15
Saras Mk.2
Light Transport
6
A330
Airliner
6
Do 228
Utility
2
A-50E
Airborne Early Warning
1
C-130J
Tactical
1
C-17
Strategic/Tactical