Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

The Indian Air Force will mark its 87th year of inception on October 8. The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932. It is the fourth largest air force in the world with a strength of approximately 170,000 personnel and 2,100 aircraft. It has conducted important operations like Operation Meghdoot in 1984, Operation Safed Sagar in 1999, Operation Spice in 2019, it has put itself in the league of superpowers. Today, we’ll have a look at major fighter jets, combat helicopters, and transport aircraft that Indian Air Force operates. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

Rafale, one of the latest aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation, is fitted with a very superior weapons package. India will get 36 Rafale from France. The inclusion is set to bolster India’s air superiority. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

SU-30 MKI is a twin seater twin engine multirole fighter of Russian origin. It is capable of carrying a variety of medium-range guided air to air missiles with active or semi-active radar or Infra red homing close range missiles. It has a max speed of 2500 km/hr. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

Tejas is a single-engine, delta-wing multi-role light fighter jet manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. One of the smallest and lightest multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft of its class, Tejas is set to replace the MiG-21s in the Indian Air Force. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters. It is the most lethal attack helicopter in the world, the Apache has been in service since 1984 with over 2,100 machines produced. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

The CH-47 Chinook is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that provides the Indian armed forces with strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions. (Photo Credit: Boeing India Website)

Air Force Day: From Rafale To Apache- Super Aircraft That Make IAF A Force To Fear

C-130J aircraft is capable of performing paradrop, heavy drop, causality evacuation. It can also operate from short and semi prepared surfaces. (Photo Credit: PTI)

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