How many fighter jets does India have in total?
Also known as Flanker (NATO), the Su-30 MKI is built in India by HAL under a license agreement with Russia’s Sukhoi. The Su-30MKI is exclusively used by India and there’s an estimate that IAF has 290 operational units of 30MKI till now.
How many fighter jets does China have?
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force operates a large and varied fleet of some 3,010+ aircraft, of which around 2,100 are combat aircraft (fighter, attack and bombers).
Who is father of Air Force?
He was awarded several honours during the course of a three-decade-long career, ended by his untimely demise in 1960. He has been called the “Father of the Indian Air Force”.
|Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee OBE|
|Allegiance||British India (1932–1947) India (1947–1960)|
Does Pakistan make fighter jets?
The fighter aircraft manufactured by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex were inducted at a ceremony held at the Nigerian Air Force base in Makurdi, Nigeria, to mark the 57th anniversary of the country’s air force, according to an official statement here. … JF-17 Thunder is a light weight, multi-role fighter aircraft.
Is Tejas better than F 16?
Foreign Policy reported the Tejas MK-1A variant was more affordable than the US F-16, though it was more expensive than Chinese fighters. “… but the Tejas is widely perceived to be a more reliable, higher-performance aircraft than anything offered by Beijing.