Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Raj and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during World War II. After India achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force served the Dominion of India, with the prefix being dropped when India became a republic in 1950. Continue reading

The Undefeated King of South Asian Skies: IAF- Mig 25 Foxbat

IAF - Mig 25 Foxbat

The Year is : 2006. For 25 years it was India’s elusive eye in the sky, keeping a constant watch over the enemy deep inside his own territory and yet remaining beyond his reach. It was the awesome MiG-25, capable of flying too fast and too high to care much about enemy radars, fighters and missiles. After all those secret missions over Pakistan and China, the MiG-25s are now set to retire. They are at the end of their lifespan, and so prohibitively expensive to maintain and operate. The formal de-commissioning ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Bareilly Air Force Station, where these aircraft are based, on May 1. Continue reading

Indian Air Force Planes 2013


List of Active Planes or Aircraft used by Indian Air Force, Indian Army and Indian Navy in 2103.

List of active Indian military aircraft

  • Beriev A-50 Phalcon
  • EMB-145 AEWCS
  • Sukhoi Su-30MKI
  • Mikoyan MiG-29
  • Dassault Mirage 2000
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
  • HAL Tejas
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 Bahadur
  • SEPECAT Jaguar
  • Gulfstream III
  • Ilyushin Il-78 MKI
  • C-17 Globemaster
  • Ilyushin Il-76 Candid
  • C-130J Super Hercules
  • Antonov An-32 Cline
  • Hawker Siddeley HS 748
  • Saras
  • Dornier Do 228
  • IAI Astra 1125
  • BAE Hawk
  • HAL HJT-16 Kiran
  • HAL HJT-36 Sitara
  • Pilatus PC-7
  • HAL HPT-32 Deepak