Technically ill-matched Indian Air Force losing ground to PAF

Web Desk
By Web Desk June 17, 2015 11:20

Technically ill-matched Indian Air Force losing ground to PAF

Defense PSU HAL has been unable to properly maintain, update or equip IAF with the essentials needed to put forth a respectable challenge for the rival Pakistan Air Force. Inadequate training also provided to rookie pilots is also one of the main reasons the Indian Air Force is heading towards decline, as far as maintaining standards is concerned.

On Tuesday morning, the dismal condition of IAF further came to light when a Jaguar fighter crashed 13 km east of Allahabad. Fortunately, the two pilots were able to eject themselves and escape the ordeal. The hapless condition of IAF can be judged from the fact that it is down to 35 squadrons, with some of them existing only on paper.

Also read: India’s air force at risk as Pakistan, China grow

Indian Air Force

This was the sixth fighter IAF jet to crash since January of this year, a stat that should ring alarm bells for India. India’s hostile neighbour Pakistan has one of the best air forces in the world and so does China. India is involved in border disputes and has militarily been confronted by both Pakistan and China in the past. The IAF has a battle on its hands with its fast-depleting fighter strength, which will progressively get worse with the virtually obsolete MiG-21s and MiG-27s headed for long-delayed retirement.

Whilst the Chinese have almost three times the number of fighter jets than India, Pakistan Air Force is also flying close to the Indians. Pakistan Air Force has 21 combat squadrons at their disposal, with four more soon to be added to the overall quantity. India and Pakistan have fought three wars with each other, and it is a known fact that PAF has always bested the Indian Air Force in encounters.

Indian Air Force

Pakistan Air Force

Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force has recorded more than 1,100 crashes since 1970, mainly due to technical defect and maintenance faults. Since 2011-2012, the Indian Air Force has lost 15 helicopters and 35 aircrafts in crashes.

Pakistan’s M.M.Alam is one of the most celebrated pilots in the world. He holds the world record for shooting down five Indian fighter aircraft in 55 seconds. Pakistan Air Force has also been instrumental in the Operation Zarb e Azb that has been waged by the country’s military against militants. With accuracy and precision, the PAF has been instrumental in taking out militants’ hideouts.



Web Desk
By Web Desk June 17, 2015 11:20
  • Faras Khan

    My Father fought in 1965 and 1971 beside M. M. Alam. He awarded the Sitara-E-Jurrat in 1965 and Tamga-E-Bisalat in 1971. This article is baseless. IAF has both the strength and numbers to deal with Pakistan. They have acquired Mig 29s advanced Mig 30 and Mirage 2000 and continue to upgrade. They have AWACS on patrol and other weaponry that can match most combat needs of the country.

    This article under estimates the capabilities of IAF and exaberates the PAF capabilities!

  • Haridas Pal

    Written by a day-dreaming porki. Even with one hand tied behind its back, the IAF can take out the PAF in a jiffy.

  • shuja ahmed

    U don’t worry guys with su30 mki upgraded mig 29 ,jaguar,mirage2000 and soon to be inducted rafael we will continue to dominate the asian skies…… always remember guys the air force is the forth largeiforthst air force in the world and even the united stated air force lost to our pilots in cope india exercise with a 9:1 ratio in combat patrol…… so don’t u dare challenge us we want peace but u Pakistanis don’t challenge otherwise 1971 can be repeated again and now ur existence could be in danger…….. long live the indian armed forces may allah give them the strength to fight

  • shaka

    ye teeno comment 1 hi nafsiati hindu nay kiye hain, hahahah no tension
    we love our armed forces army,navy,PAF and others, proud to be a pakistani
    Jiye PAK FOUJ

  • Coolbrzy

    If it makes them happy, let them be!India is inching towards NATO parity levels and is bothered only by it’s economy.The faster it’s neighbors realise it wants peace not war,the better it is for them,else it will be bitter.Create an Asiazone like Eurozone and reap the benefits of improved culture,trade and commerce.Past is past,move on. Look at Germany/Japan and the US/UK,one enemies now close allies, even UK and France,since centuries they have fought wars but now so close.Make the right choice at least for future generations.

  • shujaat

    time is going to change my friend don’t worry u Indians we are coming actually we are the next inshallah

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