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Military power of Australia and India

Country: Australia India
Capital: Canberra New Delhi
Population: 24 399 300 1 276 267 000
Area: 7 692 024 km2 3 287 590 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 110–120 warheads
More: Australia military forces description India military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 55,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 1 325 450
Reserve personnel: 19 338 1 155 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 319 129 420

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 3 788×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 5 581
Total artillery: 235 8 681
Self-propelled artillery: 0 290
Rocket artillery: 0 292

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 2 212
Fighter aircraft: 0 314
Multirole aircraf: 97 312
Attack aircraft: 0 241
Helicopters: 187 726

Navy

Total naval: 49 213
Aircraftcarriers: 2 2
Destroyers: 0 10
Frigates: 11 15
Corvettes: 0 25
Submarines: 6 14

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

India

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.