India has one of the largest fleet of Su-30MKI air dominance fighter in the world after the Russian Federation with over 226 on order with another 50 more on option. These Indian Flankers have been improved using western technologies. With over 890 jets, India numbers also reflective upon its air defence need to protect itself on 2 fronts, namely from China very large air power. The Indian Air Force is going all out in a relentless pursuit to acquire more jet fighters and upgrade existing assets. Their MIG-21 Bison has been upgraded recently and sports improved cockpit, wrap around froth screen and can fire the deadly R-77 Adder BVR missiles. Furthermore the Mirage 2000 are going through such upgrades from rewiring to structural upgrades. The HAL Tejas would be the most numerical light weight fighter in the Indian Air Force.
Pakistan on the other hand does not face a 2 front attack as do India. Pakistan has built up a credible air force but not on the same level in terms of qualitative and quantity. However it does have the legendary F-16 in service along side the new JF-17 light weight fighter in collaboration with China. Pakistan is expected to order over 250 units to become its prime air assets. Currently, Pakistan is equipped with the F-7 Airguard and Mirage 111 & 5 jets which was purchased from several countries. In terms of numbers the Indian air force currently has a force of over 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKI Flanker. The MIG-29 has recently been upgraded and improved to the UBT model to provide a much heavier punch with improved range, missiles and radar to give it both air to air and air to ground mission.