In pics: Top guns of the Indian Air Force

India | | October 8, 2012, 4:14 pm
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The MiG-29 aircraft are being upgraded to the MiG-29UPG standard.

The MiG-29 aircraft are being upgraded to the MiG-29UPG standard.

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The MiG-21 serves as an Interceptor aircraft in the IAF. The IAF is in the process of phasing out MiG-21s.

The MiG-21 serves as an Interceptor aircraft in the IAF. The IAF is in the process of phasing out MiG-21s.

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The Jaguar aircraft, also known as Shamsher, is a part of IAF's primary ground attack force.

The Jaguar aircraft, also known as Shamsher, is a part of IAF's primary ground attack force.

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The Dornier Do 228 serves as light transport aircraft in the IAF.

The Dornier Do 228 serves as light transport aircraft in the IAF.

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The HAL Chetak is a light utility helicopter and is used for training, rescue and light transport roles in the IAF.

The HAL Chetak is a light utility helicopter and is used for training, rescue and light transport roles in the IAF.

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The HAL Chetak is also set to replaced by HAL's Advanced Light Helicopter.

The HAL Chetak is also set to replaced by HAL's Advanced Light Helicopter.

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The IAF operates Boeing 737 as a VIP Transport.

The IAF operates Boeing 737 as a VIP Transport.

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The Mirage 2000 is a fighter and multi-role combat aircraft. The Dassault Mirage 2000 is also known as Vajra.

The Mirage 2000 is a fighter and multi-role combat aircraft. The Dassault Mirage 2000 is also known as Vajra.

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The Mirage 2000Hs are being upgraded to the Mirage 2000-5 MK2 standard.

The Mirage 2000Hs are being upgraded to the Mirage 2000-5 MK2 standard.

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The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is the IAF's primary air superiority fighter.

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is the IAF's primary air superiority fighter.

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The Sukhoi Su-30MKI has the capability to conduct strike missions.

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI has the capability to conduct strike missions.

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The MiG-29, also known as Baaz, is IAF's dedicated air superiority fighter.

The MiG-29, also known as Baaz, is IAF's dedicated air superiority fighter.