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Indian Armed forces

India
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
1 276 267 000
55,9 billion $
2 140 000
110–120 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: New Delhi
Area: 3 287 590 km2
Population: 1 276 267 000
Etnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Religions: Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2%

Military branches

(भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना) Army, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force, Coast Guard.

Military service

16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, but for noncombat roles only.

Military expenditures

Military budget
55,9 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
2,5

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
2 140 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
1 155 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
319 129 420

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
4 426

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
5 681

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
5 067

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
290

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
292

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BTR-50100
-NAMICA13
-Tarmour AFV900
-Aditya1300
-TATA Kestrel-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-FV433 Abbot80
-9K22 Tunguska184

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Pinaka80

Air Forces

Total aircraft
2 216

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
323

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
329

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
220

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
725

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-SEPECAT Jaguar135
-MiG-27 Bahadur85

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-HAL Rudra22
-HAL LCH4
-HAL Dhruv160
-HAL Chetak122
-HAL Cheetah23
-Westland Sea King27
-SH-3 Sea King6
-Kamov Ka-3114
-Kamov Ka-2814

Navy

Total naval
214

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
2

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
11

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
15

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
24

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
15

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
-Centaur class1

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Delhi class3
-Rajput class5

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Shivalik class3
-Brahmaputra class3
-Godavari class3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Kora class4
-Khukri class4
-Abhay class3

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Sindhughosh9
-Arihant class1