Aircraft Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
Beriev A-50 Phalcon  Israel  Russia AEW&C A-50E/I 3 2 more on order.
EMB-145 AEWCS  India AEW&C     3 Under Development by DRDO.
Hawker Siddeley HS 748  United Kingdom
Airliner (Passenger) HS 748-100 59 To be replaced under a $2.4 billion program.
Sukhoi Su-30MKI  Russia
Air Superiority Fighter Su-30MKI 170 115 more on order. 5 have been lost to crashes.
Mikoyan MiG-29  Soviet Union Air Superiority Fighter MiG-29 (9-12B) 75 To be Upgraded to MiG-29UPG Standard.4 have been lost to crashes
Dassault Mirage 2000  France Fighter Aircraft M2000H
50 Two lost to crashes in 2012. Remaining to be upgraded to Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 standard.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21  Soviet Union
Fighter Aircraft MiG21Bis
152 To be phased out by 2017.
HAL Tejas  India Fighter Aircraft Mark I
8 1 delivered with 79 on order. Not yet in operational service.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 Bahadur  Soviet Union Ground-Attack Aircraft MiG-27ML 90 To be phased out by 2025. One lost on 12 February 2013
SEPECAT Jaguar  France
 United Kingdom
Ground-Attack Aircraft M/S
149 10 more on Order.
Gulfstream III  United States Reconnaissance IV SRA-4 3  
Ilyushin Il-78 MKI  Russia Tanker Aircraft IL-78MKI 7  
C-17 Globemaster  United States Transport Aircraft GlobemasterIII 1 1 delivered, 9 more on order
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid  Soviet Union Transport Aircraft Il-76MD 17  
C-130J Super Hercules  United States Transport Aircraft C-130J 6 6 more on order.
Antonov An-32 Cline  Soviet Union Transport Aircraft An-32 109 Used to transport a maximum of up to 42 fully equipped troops or light cargo. Currently being upgraded in Ukraine to prolong service life.
Saras  India Utility Transport     15 on Order.
Dornier Do 228  Germany
Utility Transport Do 228-201 40  
IAI Astra 1125  Israel VIP Transport 1125 Astra 2  
BAE Hawk  United Kingdom
Trainer Aircraft Hawk 132 65 60 more on order.
HAL HJT-16 Kiran  India Trainer Aircraft HJT-16
HAL HJT-36 Sitara  India Trainer Aircraft     16 on order.
Pilatus PC-7  Switzerland Trainer Aircraft Mk 3 72 more to be delivered, with a possible order for another 37 and a follow up order of an additional 100.
HAL HPT-32 Deepak  India Trainer Aircraft     Current fleet of around 70 aircraft grounded. Being replaced by Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft, of which 75 have been ordered.
HAL Rudra  India Attack Helicopter ALH-WSI 4 Total of 16 on order.
HAL Light Combat Helicopter  India Attack helicopter LCH 2 65 on order.
Mil Mi-35 Hind-E  Soviet Union Attack Helicopter Mi-35 27 Will be replaced by 22 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
Mil Mi-8
 Soviet Union Transport Helicopter Mi-8
150 103 More Mi-17V5 on order.
Mil Mi-26 Halo  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter Mi-26 3 Will be replaced by Boeing CH-47 Chinook of which 15 has been ordered.
AgustaWestland AW101  Italy Transport Helicopter AW101 3 9 more on order, Deal on hold as of February 2013 due to corruption charges.
HAL Dhruv  India Utility Helicopter Dhruv 47 65 more on order.
HAL Cheetah  France
Utility Helicopter SA 315B
HAL Chetak  France
Utility Helicopter SA-316B 74  


Indian Naval Air Arm

Aircraft Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Mikoyan MiG-29K  Russia Fighter aircraft MiG-29K
25 more on order.
BAE Sea Harrier  United Kingdom Fighter aircraft FRS51
Tupolev Tu-142 Bear  Soviet Union Maritime Patrol Tu-142M 8 Being replaced by 12 Boeing P-8 Poseidon.
Boeing P-8 Poseidon Neptune  United States Maritime Patrol P-8I 1 11 more on order.
Ilyushin Il-38 May  Soviet Union Maritime Patrol Il-38SD 5  
Dornier Do 228  Germany
Utility Aircraft Do 228-101
Do 228-201
12 more on order.
HAL HJT-16 Kiran  India Trainer Aircraft   8  
HAL HPT-32 Deepak  India Trainer Aircraft   8  
Kamov Ka-31 Helix-B  Russia Airborne early warning   9  
Westland Sea King  United Kingdom Anti-submarine warfare
Search & Rescue, Utility Transport
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King  United States Anti-submarine warfare Utility Helicopter UH-3H 6  
Kamov Ka-25 Hormone  Soviet Union Anti-submarine warfare   3  
Kamov Ka-28 Helix-A  Russia Anti-submarine warfare   10  
Aérospatiale SA 316 Alouette III  France
Utility Helicopter SA316B
HAL Dhruv  India Utility Helicopter   6 More on order.Empty citation‎


Army Aviation Corps

Aircraft Origin Role Version Quantity Note
HAL Rudra  India Attack Helicopter ALH-WSI 2 Total of 60 on order, first 20 to be delivered by 2013.
HAL Light Combat Helicopter  India Attack helicopter LCH   114 on order.
HAL Dhruv  India Utility helicopter   32 73 on order.
HAL Lancer  France
Light Attack helicopter   12 Developed from HAL Cheetah.
HAL Chetak  France
Utility helicopter SA 316B Chetak 60 To be replaced.
HAL Cheetah  France
Utility helicopter SA 315B Cheetah
HAL Cheetal
48 To be replaced. 22 HAL Cheetal on order
Mi-17V Hip  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter   6  


Indian Coast Guard

Aircraft Origin Role Version Quantity
HAL Dhruv  India Utility helicopter   9
HAL Chetak  India
Utility helicopter    
Dornier Do 228  India
Maritime Surveillance
Search & Rescue
Do 228-101 24