Five Multirole Fighter Jets of Indian Air Force

Dassault Rafale is the Winner of MRCA competition against Eurofighter Typhoon, Super Hornet, Saab Gripen, Mikoyan MiG-35 and F-16 Falcon. The twin-engine fighter aircraft would be supplied to the IAF within six years, four Rafale aircraft is expected to arrive in India in May 2020. Image source.

HAL Tejas


HAL Tejas LCA is a single-engine multirole light fighter jets of India, designed by HAL for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. Tejas is supersonic fighter plane with integrates technologies like digital avionics, radar, fly-by-wire system and relaxed stability.



Sukhoi Su-30MKI is the most powerful fighter jets of Indian Air Force, built under licence of HAL for IAF. The twinjet multirole aircraft has the ability to carry the BrahMos cruise missile.



Dassault Mirage 2000 jet fighter is a multirole aircraft available with several export variants. The IAF renamed the Mirage as Vajra and can attain max speed of 2495 km/hr, used during the Operation Safed Sagar.



Mikoyan MiG-29 is in the service of IAF and used extensively in Kargil, Also entered in service with the Indian Navy. The upgraded Indian MiG-29s with multirole capabilities is the most advanced MiG-29 variant.



Jaguar jet is a single seater twin-engine attack aircraft, exported to India under the local name Shamsher. The aircraft was one of the choice between Saab Viggen and Dassault Mirage F1 with an top speed of 1350 km /hr.


MiG-21 BISON and MiG-27 are also part of the IAF, the strike fighter aircraft from Russia were the back-bone of the IAF and known as Bahadur, MiG-21 still serves IAF. HAL Tejas Mk2 is designed to replace some of the ageing fighter jets like MiG-21, Mikoyan_MiG-29 and Jaguars.

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