Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Rafale, LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, MiG-21, SEPECAT Jaguar: The Indian Air Force fighters

The IAF has almost 900 combat aircraft in it inventory while the total aeroplanes in active service with the force number over 1720. The Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKIs form the backbone of IAF fighter fleet and the force flies 272 of the twin-seater, twin-engine multirole combat aircraft.

Jun 05, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

The airbase is located in Tamil Nadu and the Su-30MKIs with their 1,500 kilometres combat radius and the air-launched BrahMos which have a range of 400 km will ensure the IAF is able to patrol the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and vast areas of the Indian Ocean.

Jan 20, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

We Rule the Skies with Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs, declares Indian Air Force

The IAF is modifying 42 Su-30MKIs to launch the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. IAF's lethality will increase manifolds once the modified Su-30MKIs capable of launching BrahMos missiles join the service. 

Jan 17, 2020, 14:29 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI, DRDO test-fire Astra BVRAAM 5 times in 3 days, weapon to be inducted soon

With the test-firings, Astra missile has completed the user trial phase. Now, Astra BVRAAM will be inducted into the IAF with the DRDO sounding confident that it will prove to be force multiplier due to its pinpoint accuracy and long-range in taking out aerial threats.

Sep 19, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Astra BVR Air-to-Air missile developed by DRDO

The missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force that took off from an airbase in West Bengal. The Astra missiles are equipped with mid-course inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing. They are capable of targeting the enemy aircraft or missiles at short-range (20 km) as well as at BVR (over 70 km).

Sep 17, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

Tejas, designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency, is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.

Sep 17, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

Watch: IAF Su-30MKI roars into the night skies of Australia during Exercise Pitch Black 2018

Operation Pitch Black, one of the biggest exercises of its kinds, will continue till August 17.

Aug 06, 2018, 14:18 PM IST

Operation Pitch Black: IAF SU-30MKI, C-130 aircraft undertake maiden operations in Australia

The Indian contingent in Australia is being led by Group Captain CUV Rao and includes a Garud Team, four SU-30 MKI, one X C-130 and a X C-17 aircrafts.

Jul 30, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet is facing engine crisis​

The government said on Thursday Su-30MKIs have been facing engine troubles and have been forced to land on single engine 34 times since April 1, 2014.

May 06, 2016, 18:07 PM IST

MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh flies in Sukhoi

 Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh today went on a sortie in the frontline IAF aircraft Sukhoi Su-30MKI at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad near here.

Aug 10, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

Sukhoi fighter jet crashes in Assam; both pilots eject safely

A Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Nagaon district of Assam on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily, both the pilots managed to survive.

May 19, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

IAF scrambles Su-30MKI after spotting UFO near Amritsar border

Indian Air Force scrambled a Su-30MKI after its radars detected a slow moving unidentified flying object going towards Pakistan near Amritsar border.

Feb 24, 2014, 23:43 PM IST

Australian Air chief tries hand at flying Su-30

Australian air chief Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown on Saturday tried his hand on India`s front line fighter plane Su-30 during his two-day visit to Jodhpur.

Dec 08, 2012, 12:09 PM IST

IAF inducts frontline fighter Su-30MKI at Halwara

This is the first squadron of the Su-30MKI to be inducted into the Western Air Command--known as the sword arm of the IAF.

Sep 25, 2012, 20:48 PM IST

European missiles for India’s Sukhois

European consortium MBDA has
offered their 300 km-range Taurus stand-off missile system to
the IAF for its fighter jets such as the

Oct 17, 2011, 15:55 PM IST

European missiles for India’s Sukhois

European consortium MBDA has
offered their 300 km-range Taurus stand-off missile system to
the IAF for its fighter jets such as the

Oct 17, 2011, 15:55 PM IST