Basic Jet trainer used by IAF for intermediate training for pilots trained on the HP T-32 Deepak is HAL HJT-16 Kiran.
It is used by IAF acrobatic team Surya Kiran and Indian Naval acrobatic team Sagar Pawans.
It is replaced by HAL HJ T-36 Sitara.
The BAE Hawk Mk132 is a higher jet trainer in the IAF.
Surya Kiran display team is replacing kiran MK 11 to Hawks.
Light trainer aircraft purchased from Switzerland used by IAF is Pilatus PC-7 MK II aircraft.
First Indian President to sail in a submarine is APJ Abdul Kalam.
The first Indian President to fly in a fighter aircraft is APJ Abdul Kalam (Sukhoi-30 MKI Aircraft)
The second Indian President (First Woman President) to fly in a fighter aircraft is Pratibha Patil (Sukhoi - 30 MKI)
HAL Dhruv Helicopters are operated by the Indian Air Force Sarang Helicopter Display Team.
Light utility helicopter used primarily for training, rescue and light transport roles in the IAF is HAL Chetak.
Light utility helicopter used for high altitude operations is HAL Cheetah.
Mil Mi-8 and the Mil Mi-17 are run by the Indian Air Force for intermediate service roles.
Mil Mi-26 functions as a heavy lift helicopter in the Indian Air Force.
The Mil Mi-35 run by the Indian Air Force is mainly serves as an attack helicopter.
The attack helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Army in 2013 is Rudra.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The IAF currently uses the IAI Searcher and IAI Heron for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes.
An unmanned combat aerial vehicle produced by Israel designed to attack radar systems is IAI Harpy.
Pilotless Target Aircraft manufactured by HAL which serves as realistic towed aerial sub-targets for live fire training is Lakshya.
India's light weight unmanned aerial vehicle developed by DRDO is Netra.
Surface to Air Missile Systems
The IAF at present runs the S-125 Pechora and the 9K33 OSA as surface to air missile systems.
The new tactical Suface to Surface missile with a range between 60 -70 km developed by India in 2013 Pragati.
An Air borne Early Warning and Control Radar System of Indian Air Force developed by Israel is EL/W-2090. The Three EL/W-2090 is in service.
Sukhoi Su-30 mki is a multi role Air Superiority fighter of IAF. The Manufacturers were Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (under licence from Sukhoi) introduced in 27 September 2002.
The IAF have around 157 Su-30 MKIs in working as of January 2013.
Mikoyan is a MIG-29 Jet fighter aircraft. The National origin is Soviet Union, Russia. India was the first global consumer of the MIG-29. It was inducted into IAF in 1985 as Baaz. The IAF has 66 MiG 29's in service.
The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole Jet fighter. The IAF purchased Mirage 2000 in 1985 and named it Vajra.
MIG-21 is one of the supersonic Jet fighter aircraft of India which was made by Soviet Union. Mig-21 entered service with the IAF in 1964. India's first supersonic jet fighter decommissioned after 50 years of Service in 2013 is MIG 21.
The aircraft that replaced the MIG 21 is Thejas.
The SEPECAT Jaguar known as Shamshor and the Mikoyan MIG-27 known as Bahadur serve as the IAF's primary ground attack force.
Tanker and Transport Aircraft
The Illyushin 11 -78 is an aerial refueling tanker. IAF refers to the aircraft as MARS.
For strategic military transport operations the IAF uses the Illyushin 11-76 known as Gajraj in Indian Service.
The C-130 J of the Indian Air Force is used by Special Forces for joint Army and Air Force operations. C- 130 J Super Hercules Aircraft was bought from USA.
The AntanovAN-32 known as Sutlej serves as medium transport aircraft in the IAF. It is also used in bombing and para-dropping operations.
The Domier Do 228 serves as light transport air craft in the IAF.
The Indian Air Force also runs Boeing 737s and Embraer ECJ-135 legacy aircraft for the purpose of VIP transports and also for passenger transport for troops.
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 at the present used mainly for training and communication duties.