Heavy lift air transport capability
India is in the process of near total housecleaning in the heavy lift transport department. The acquisition of the C-130J and, more recently, the giant C-17 Globemaster is part of a trend of upgradation and modernization of the entire fleet of transport aircraft of all sizes and vintages.
The induction of the C-17 will raise the ability of the Indian Air Force to carry nearly double the load of what the current fleet of ex-Soviet Ilyushin I
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